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 Glass Castle) Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. For two decades, Jeannette Walls hid her roots. Now she tells her own story.