How and where did you access it?
After reading a review I purchased it at the local bookshop.
How did it make you feel?
Growing up gay in the U.S. South, especially in a deeply religious home, was isolating. I was newly out by the time I read the book in 2000 and it was the first time I remember seeing myself on the page. I had connected deeply with other characters over the years, but nothing like that. The details of Stephen's life were different, but the feelings were the same. It is still one of the few works of fiction to ever move me to tears.
Did you share it?
With everyone I could.