Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck. Come to think of it.anything by Steinbeck. One can always learn more about writing by rereading Steinbeck. Even after teaching this one about 50 times, I still love it.
The girl who played with fire - Stieg Larsson The second book of the Millennium trilogy. I thought there was gonna a bit more twists but I guess he left it for the third book to grab on. (Or maybe for the further ones, which will never be published :-( )
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Defending Jacob is by far one of the best books I've read. A GREAT list of books that are impossible to put down! If you want a book that will keep you up reading until WAAAY too late, this list is perfect! Tons of great suggestions.
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!