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.
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!