This is a review from my third time reading this book. It's rare that you find books that you can return to years after your first read and still find yourself in love with them. I remember having this read to me when I was 9 in 4th grade by my teacher and adoring it. I'd sit in the front of our group on the floor and be completely pulled in. Now as I sit here after reading it again at the age of 21 I still feel that same enthusiasm I did back then. I still feel all the same emotions and had the same reactions, but I think it's been intensified. Knowing the whole story I can look at that first book and see things I didn't the first time. I certainly appreciate my favorite characters more.There isn't much else I can say about how much I love these books. They've been with me for so long that I can't imagine a world without them.