[–] charspeaks 24 points (+24|-0)

R.I.P. to this fantastic woman. Inspired many young girls with the characters she created and will be sorely missed.

[–] badfaithdragon 17 points (+17|-0)

I re-read her books so often as a kid. Ramona, Beatrice, Henry Huggins, and Ribsy - such fantastic, lovable characters. Rest in peace.

[–] Dark_Mercy 14 points (+14|-0)

I didn't have many of her books, but I loved them.

may she rest in peace.

[–] RamonaQuimby 14 points (+14|-0)

Rest in peace Ms. Cleary. You got me to love reading and created on of my favorite characters of all time.

[–] Zuritza 12 points (+12|-0)

She was very important to me when I was young. Her books helped me survive a very difficult childhood.

[–] [Deleted] 12 points (+12|-0)

No. I refuse this fact.

[–] DontDoxxMe [OP] 18 points (+18|-0)

Same. Fucking same. I was put in ESL when I came to The States and though I was a teenager I read her books to myself and my younger American-born sisters. The vim and vigor of her female characters was an eye opening experience, since I’m from a -stfu kids- culture and religion. I’m sad but we know her legacy will live on as we read these stories to our daughters, sisters, and nieces. Rest in Power Ms. Cleary

[–] Winxclub 5 points (+5|-0)

As a fellow American immigrant who felt like an outcast amomg her peers for years, I also related heavily with her and gave me a glimpse of the America I envisioned for myself. This series, Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, Fable Haven, and Lord is the Rings we’re my childhood.

[–] boudica 4 points (+4|-0)

This is such a wonderful story, it's great to hear that those books meant so much to you on so many levels <3

[–] crlody 11 points (+11|-0)

104 holy shit. Good for her. I loved her books when I was a kid.

[–] RikkiTikkiTavi 9 points (+9|-0)

R.I.P. great lady. I just in the last month purchased a first addition book of Ramona the Pest. I wanted this version because of the wonderful illustrations by Louis Darling. I dearly loved this story as a child and the wonderful Ramona was my spirit guide for sure.

[–] pennygadget 8 points (+8|-0)

104!? Damn, good for her!

I'll have to buy up her books for my little girl

[–] hellamomzilla 7 points (+7|-0)

She was, simply put, a genius. We're all so lucky that she gave us such delightful characters who will live on far longer than she ever could.

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