Have you ever read Ray Bradbury’s short story All Summer in a Day?
There are few exercises I remember from school, but this story left a lasting impression on me. I admit I didn’t remember it was Bradbury, and I was excited when I came across it again in a book of short stories. I told my wife that she just had to read it. I know my sister also read this story and was affected by it.
The story is science fiction set on Venus – a rainy, jungle planet. It is so rainy that the sun is visible only briefly every 7 years. The 9 year old main character Margot is from Earth. She has been on Venus for 5 years and still remembers the sun.
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