Hey, I'm double blog-hopping today, because while hopping on the first one I saw a second one that was too delicious to pass up. It's hosted by Brad Jaeger, and the theme on which we are to blog is "The First Novel that Moved Me."
It was the cute mousey on the cover that drew me in, but it was the intrigue and mystery of the rats and the secret of Mr. Frisby's past that kept me turning the pages.
And the resilient Mrs. Frisby was such a simple but admirable protagonist for my young mind to relate to. I think she's the reason this story has resonated with me after all these years, because she felt so very real to me, and real-feeling characters---no matter what crazy situation they're thrown into---are my number one requirement in stories that I read and write.
So how about you? What's the first story that ever moved you? (You have 'till midnight to join le hop.)