Ahhhh I love this subject!! And Leslie is the one that got me thinking:
Leslie M: Ok, so I just read Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret for my “Time’s top 100″ in our challenge. So funny to re-read something from my childhood with an adult perspective. “We must, we must, we must increase our bust.” I feel so far removed from an 11 yr old girl, I could never write a realistic coming of age book. The silly things that seem so important…
Anyway, it was fun. Maybe I need to pull out some Nancy Drew.
Hrmm… thinking back, I can say I definitely have not re-read anything from my childhood (now as an adult) – although throughout my childhood, I re-read my favorites over and over again, especially Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. I couldn’t get enough of that one, and related so deeply to Margaret in so many ways. I wonder how I’d feel about it now? I’m kind of tempted. 😉
I loved all the Judy Blume books (many of them seemed so mature to me – I couldn’t wait to have my first boyfriend and fall in love and these were my “learning” ;). And of course, all of the Sweet Valley Highs (so relevant to my pre-teen years). I think I read them well into my teens, although by then, I was deep into biographies and horror. 😉 And I haven’t even re-read any of those, either… years later.
I wonder what my perspective would be?
What about you? Have you since re-read any of your childhood favorites, and what was it like to re-read from an adult perspective?