My addiction

.The first book I read as a child that I truly recall was Rudyard Kipling’s Kim in Miss Axelrod’s accelerated reading section, first grade class. Great story, strong protagonist, and definitive hero’s journey (see hooked). “Only in the Indian subcontinent could such a protagonist be found; of Irish descent, who is identified as English, speaks Urdu like a Muslim, is ministered to by Hindus and finally leaves everything in search of salvation with a Buddhist monk.

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