Her graduation gift from dad: A 13-year labor of love

For 13 years, Bryan Martin kept the book hidden from his daughter, dutifully taking it to her teachers, coaches and school principals every year to have them append it with positive comments and messages.

Finally, on June 8 — the day of her graduation from North Johnston High School in Kenly, N.C. — Brenna Martin received a special copy of the Dr. Seuss classic “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’’

“At first I just smiled and said that it meant a lot and that I loved that book,’’ Brenna wrote on her Imgur.com page. “But then he told me ‘No, open it up.’

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