““Little lies that make people feel better are not bad, like thanking someone for a meal they made even if you hated it, or telling a sick person they look better when they don’t, or someone with a hideous new hat that it’s lovely,” Ms. Golly writes. “Remember that writing is to put love into the world, not to use against your friends. But to yourself you must always tell the truth.” Ole Golly to Harriet in Harriet the Spy

Interesting article on Harriet the Spy and Scout from the New Yorker.

Harriet M. Welsch, Scout Finch, and How to Be a Good Bad American Girl : The New Yorker

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