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"And I started thinking again."

This is pretty wonderful: a teenager's letter to Cory Doctorow, thanking him for his book Little Brother and how it changed his life.
After (and during) the reading of Little Brother the haze had lifted and was replaced by an energetic excitement that jumpstarted my brain to life. My neurons hummed like lawnmowers. A refreshing feeling of urgency and eagerness surged through me-- a feeling I’d not experienced since being eight years old on Christmas. And I started thinking again.
When you're writing, it's easy to feel isolated and that your work - while personally rewarding - doesn't matter much to anyone else. It must be an incredible feeling to have someone tell you otherwise, like this kid did.

March 27, 2013 in Books | Permalink