The Giver - Lois Lowry
I read this for Banned Books week 2011. I loved this book and when I was almost done a kid about 13 yrs old walked by my bus stop, saw me reading, said it was an awesome book and we had this great discussion about the book and life. Smart kid who wasn't afraid to be different-the antithesis of the book-kinda amazing he came along at that moment. Gives me hope for the future if there are kids like this around AND he likes to read-wow!