It’s no lie that books have a tendency to make me weepy. The Call of the Wild slays me every time I read it. I could barely see the words on the pages of The Book Thief through my tears. And A Storm of Swords, the third book of George R.R. Martin‘s A Song of Ice and Fire series? Dude. I’m still having trouble processing that.

But never has a book elicited a teary response by just peeking at its cover until I opened the Ramona Quimby box set and felt the nostalgia rush over me.

No one fictional character helped to shape my childhood more than Beverly Cleary’s Ramona. She was funny, mischievous, smart – yet still balanced: She meant well, was age-appropriate and (for the most part) obeyed her parents … a true piece of Americana. Read the full review at The Happiest Mom …

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