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Friday, December 16, 2011

Book Beginnings on Friday: My Own Two Feet


Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Katy from A Few More Pages. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

My Own Two Feet: A Memoir by Beverly Cleary pp. 59-60

"The last semester of my freshman year was coming to an end, and I was elected to Alpha Gamma Sigma, the honor society. Late one afternoon, when Verna and I were working in the kitchen, I worked up courage to ask the question that had worried me for some time: "Do you want me to come back next year?"

Beverly has been living with her Aunt Verna in Ontario, California, to attend junior college (which is free in California). In the midst of the Depression, even going to a year of college was a luxury, and a free place to stay was vital. Was Beverly going to lose that advantage, and possibly have to drop out of school?

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