The Forgotten Garden: A Novel. I loved this book. A little girl who ends up alone on a dock is raised by the dockmaster and his wife. The story follows her life as she tries to figure out where she came from.
This is brilliant. Books make you THINK So for this nerdy after school club I'm in, you have to give a 2 minute oral speech about a topic you feel strongly about. My speech is about why books are better than movies. BAM.