Paul Andinach pandinac at
Sun Sep 9 22:36:11 EDT 2001

On Sun, 9 Sep 2001 shelly at wrote:

> 6. Identifying with characters in DWJ - I've been surprised that
> people tend to identify with the main characters in the books. I
> find I always identify with the characters who _don't_ get things
> right, in terms of particular books' ethoses

> Most protagonists in children's books just don't make enough
> mistakes for me to identify with them - that's why I read them, I
> think, to have a break from being me.

I thought we all agreed that one of the reasons we liked DWJ's work is
that it contains protagonists who *do* make mistakes we can identify

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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