By Real Simple
Updated June 18, 2014
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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams

My parents always encouraged me to read, and my dad gave me this to read when I was around 15. My life was never the same after. —Kyrie Kuehn

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