Ray Bradbury 1920-2012
I think I read one of my first Ray Bradbury stories when I was around eight or nine, and although I have read many more since then, it has stuck with me the longest. All Summer In A Day is etched in my memory. As I read it I lay there crying, empathizing so deeply with Margot who is constantly bullied and abused by classmates. Even though there are many other Bradbury stories that are considered classics and better written. All Summer In A Day is the one I always remember, because everyone knows what its like to be bullied and ostracized in one way or another.
You can see the 1982 PBS adaptation of All Summer in a Day here
You can read the text here (PDF)