I read Charlotte's Web in fourth grade after my life (seemingly) ended. I had just finished the last book of the Little House series and wondered what would I do now. Go back to playing outside with my friends? Do my homework? I had a better idea. I walked to our classroom library bookshelves and pulled out the copy of Charlotte's Web.
Even though I had (yes still have) a terrible, ridiculous phobia of spiders, I pushed that aside and enjoyed reading this book. I continue to hold Charlotte's Web dear to my heart.
First Line: “Where’s
Papa going with that ax?” said Fern to her mother as they were setting the
table for breakfast.
End Line: "It is not often that someone comes along who is a
true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both."
favorite quote from this book is actually right before the last line: “…none of the new spiders
ever quite took her place in his heart. She was in a class by herself.”
Even though I’ve been told all my adult
life that people can be replaced, I’d like to think—um no, not really.