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Written by Rebecca Nix
(4/10/2003 5:54 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Catherine's Joy, penned by Cheryl
I love this about Catherine, and I find it really shocking that I didn't notice this about her the first time I read the book. Her ability to find true happiness in the smallest things is really extraordinary. I found myself very pleased on the few occasions when I could compare myself to Catherine through one of her small joys. She is a very true-to-real-life girl rather than an ideal.
I, like others here have mentioned before me, left my first reading of NA very disappointed. I found Catherine to be an insufferably thick-headed person - almost stupid. I truly wonder, now, how I ever was able to think so.
This time around, I'm finding her simple, charming, and not at all dim-witted. People with integrity and an unfailing loyalty to the truth are very rare, but Catherine has all of these things. I like her very much, and I am very proud of myself whenever I am able to stop in my reading and say, "Hey, I've done that!"
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