Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, by Judy Blume
I couldn’t put it down. It brought out emotion that I didn’t know could be felt by reading. The characters were very relatable as an adolescent. —Michelle Boulware Kavanaugh
I read all of [Judy Blume’s] children’s books as a child, and then her teen books, then adult books. —Cassie Elaine Fomby Haralson
To buy: $6, amazon.com.