Our Favorite Fictional Friends

by Tee Tate
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Laura’s Luck
I had this book in elementary school and read it countless times. Just looking at the cover brings back fond memories. Laura’s mom insists she go to summer camp. Laura doesn’t want to go. She’d rather stay home and read. But she makes the best of it. At first, she is awkward — everyone is a stranger. But over the course of the summer, Laura makes friends. I identified with Laura because I was quiet and shy as a young person, too. But I loved being outdoors and enjoyed going to summer camp. When reading about Laura’s adventures, I could hear the loons over the lake at midnight. I could taste the toasted marshmallows while sitting around the campfire. I could imagine the itch of poison ivy. And I knew the sweet satisfaction of finally having a friend. I would have been Laura’s friend.
-Angie Dilmore

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maryceleste72 17 January, 2013 - 10:40 am

Laura Ingalls Wilder books of life on the prairie. And the show to complement the books!

Helen 17 January, 2013 - 7:04 pm

Trixie Belden had the adventurous spirit I wanted and she was able to use her brain too..

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