What is your favorite childhood/young adult book that you can still enjoy reread

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  1. thebiologyofleah profile image67
    thebiologyofleahposted 12 years ago

    What is your favorite childhood/young adult book that you can still enjoy rereading as an adult?

    I just got an annotated version of  'The Phantom Tollbooth' by Norton Juster, illustrations by Jules Feiffer.  I read it when I was young and I look forward to reading it as an adult now.  What book did you enjoy as a young reader that allows itself to be reread as an adult?

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    tonyplaysthemamboposted 12 years ago

    The very first book in the Harry Potter series. I find that as an adult I am catching things I didn't when I first read the book at 10-years-old. The language is so rich and the book still manages to enrapture me.

  3. J Burgraff profile image68
    J Burgraffposted 12 years ago

    'Little Women' by Louisa May Alcott.  I first read this book when was seven, and I have probably read it at least ten times since then, the last time several years ago.  I would gladly read it again tomorrow.  Each and every time I have enjoyed it in a completely new way.

  4. Just Ask Susan profile image88
    Just Ask Susanposted 12 years ago

    Mine would have to be Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.

  5. LisaKoski profile image82
    LisaKoskiposted 12 years ago

    Definitely the Harry Potter series and The Hobbit. I think The Hobbit is read more by adults than kids but I'm pretty sure it was intended as a children's book.

  6. msviolets profile image80
    msvioletsposted 12 years ago

    Honestly, there are so many that I find it hard to choose! 
    I re-discovered reading YA when my dd was a high level reader looking for appropriate material; and fell in love again.  I still like the Anne series, and then there was a series called "In Grandma's Attic" that I was surprised to enjoy as much as I did when I was younger.  We enjoyed reading Heidi and The Secret Garden together. 
    And there are some I'd never read that I wish I'd found.  Betsy and Tacy, All of a Kind Family, the books by E Nesbit and the Half magic series...
    I do appreciate them on a different level as an adult.

  7. wymyczak66 profile image86
    wymyczak66posted 12 years ago

    When I was little I absolutely loved the Beverly Cleary books. I'd probably still reread Ramona Quimby at this age and enjoy it smile

  8. cat on a soapbox profile image93
    cat on a soapboxposted 12 years ago

    I love the story of Charlotte's Web by E.B. White.

  9. THEHuG5 profile image60
    THEHuG5posted 12 years ago

    "There's a Boy in the Girls Bathroom"  and The Wayside School series by Louis Sachar. All of his kids books are great and I still go back and read them every now and then.

  10. ishwaryaa22 profile image78
    ishwaryaa22posted 12 years ago

    My favourite childhood books are the books written by Enid Blyton that i still enjoy re-reading even now! These books are full of life and whenever i re-read them, i feel like a child again!  Re-reading these books brought back cherished memories of my childhood.

  11. Brandon Spaulding profile image57
    Brandon Spauldingposted 12 years ago

    Comic books and the Bible. They are both great. One is fictional and the other is truth.

  12. E-Z-University profile image59
    E-Z-Universityposted 12 years ago

    The Hobbit/ Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

  13. prism3x profile image40
    prism3xposted 12 years ago

    Wizard of Oz is the best!  Never get tired of the story.

  14. B. A. Williams profile image60
    B. A. Williamsposted 12 years ago

    Heidi or Nancy Drew but definitely Heidi

  15. jennielynn35 profile image60
    jennielynn35posted 12 years ago

    I will admit, I still love reading the old Nancy Drew Mysteries.

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    AlienWednesdayposted 10 years ago

    The Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper


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