There is, inherently, a timelessness to great writing. Beverly Cleary was a great writer.
“Don’t pester, Ramona,” said Mrs. Quimby. “I’ll get you there in plenty of time.”
“I’m not pestering,” protested Ramona, who never meant to pester. She was not a slowpoke grownup. She was a girl who could not wait. Life was so interesting that she had to find out what happened next.