"Please tell me that for at least one sleepy second, you wondered to yourself whether there had ever been a country named Florin.... (*waits anxiously*) As soon as I thought about it again the next morning, I felt like a prize idiot. :P" - Julia Gravely
Books Worth Reading / This book started my love for Judy Blume. I gave it to my niece on her 10th or 11th birthday- she graduates from high school this year- and it remains one of her favorites as well.
White Oleander by Janet Fitch. "Astrid, the only child of a single mother, struggles to find a place for herself in a world full of foster homes and impossible circumstances, after her mother is jailed for murder. "