Genre fiction lover: Romance, Sci Fi, Fantasy, Mystery, Urban Fantasy
Best YA book.
GACK! YA! I don't read YA. I didn't read YA when I was a young adult Hint: this book
At first I was gonna go with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling,Mary GrandPré . I mean Harry-Freaking-Potter is a no brainer. And it is pretty much the only YA I could really think of. But then... I remembered.
5th grade. We had to do oral book presentations. One each grading period. In hindsight I realize that my 5th grade teacher was a fantasy geek because a lot of the books on the pre-approved book list were heavily sf-fantasy.
I nabbed A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle because nothing else looked interesting that marking period. And I was transported. As soon as each one of my kids showed the ability to read longer form literature I gave them this to read.
Still love this book!