I know, this is an old thread. I'm new here.
I've read To Kill a Mockingbird more than a dozen times: it is my most treasured read. I travel a great deal. I read a great deal. I take a copy of this book wherever I go and have done for the past 32 years. If the read I'm lugging with me doesn't push the buttons I can return to this jewel.
I grew up on a farm on the outskirts of a village, with an older brother and a younger sister (in the UK). There was an old lady in our village who we hardly ever saw: she growled at almost everyone almost all of the time. We would steal apples, plums, pears, cherries, raspberries, strawberries, from her backyard. When she did catch us she chased us off with a broom. She was scary. The year my elder bother went to Uni, she sent him a card wishing him good luck.
A book about being a kid. Getting dirty. Getting scolded. Getting spanked. Growing up. Learning about life. Seeing life clearly with young eyes. Innocent, honest, frank, eyes.
brother not bother - and no need to say elder, he's my only brother