To Kill a Mockingbird- Harper Lee This was my absolute favorite book as a young girl, and I still get so much out of it every time I revisit it. Atticus and Scout helped make me who I am, and that's one of the ways you know a GREAT book from a good one.
1984 (Signet Classics) by George Orwell Not a book I particularly enjoyed as much as one that made me think. And understand cultural references, especially in our society today. Do we believe what we hear or believe our own senses?
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. The classic story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning about human behavior through a series of extraordinary encounters. New to the library September
The Catcher in the Rye is the ALLTIME Classic teen book. OK, Holden Caulfield is rich and negative. His time in New York is journey into maturity. Read it. Don't shoot anybody with the book in your pocket or I will revoke your library card!
2002 Long Island Reads The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Jay Gatsby had once loved beautiful, spoiled Daisy Buchanan, then lost her to a rich boy. Now, mysteriously wealthy, he is ready to risk everything to woo her back.
(unwatched and read as yet) probably teens+ for book and movies (sex and darkness), 1945 movie has a very high rating and the 2009 one was a flop. Might be an interesting exercise to watch and compare the two. The Picture of Dorian Gray