Books that help form a person
January 2, 2012 8:31 AM Subscribe
What novels do you wish you had read when you were 17?
posted by jingle to media & arts (44 answers total) 48 users marked this as a favorite
Seriously. Any book that you think would be relevant to a 17-year-old's brain, especially those that challenge typical teenage preconceived notions, force different thinking, introduce new and adult concepts, etc. The Bell Jar did this for me; I stayed up until 4am to finish it, and continue to think about it a week later.