I saw the movie version of Iron Will last Saturday on Hbo, and it really brought back memories, I used to borrow this book from our library all the time and have read it a dozen times, this was the highlight of my reading path that started in my elementary days. I never tire of the story because I love the sense of adventure and bravery and the dogs. Although, I’ve always imagined Will Stoneman to be younger in the book.
Another immortal read for me was Heidi by Johanna Spyri.its the story of a young girl who befriends her grandfather and learns to read and write and helps another girl to walk. The story’s your typical good orphan girl who manages to make everyone like her. For a 9-year-old girl, it was the ultimate read because the heroine of the story travels to other places and tastes independence at such an early age. I really liked that story and I think I was its most frequent borrower, based on the track card at the back of the book.
Seeing iron will made me want to re-read these classics again and once I’m able to pass by a bookstore, I will definitely get myself a copy.