Homer Hickam, October Sky
Never has there been anything as cute as Jake Gyllenhaal saying in his southern accent that he wants to build a rocket.
And then when he wins the National Science Fair. Oh my god. I was so happy.
And then his dad came out to his last rocket launch, pressed the button, and put his arm on his shoulder. I lost it. :’)
AND THEN MS. RILEY COULD SEE IT IN THE SKY FROM HER WINDOW.
TOO MUCH. IT’S TOO MUCH. I WILL NEVER STOP CRYING.