So, clearly all of our choices this month have big fan bases, because not a single one has been left in the dust. But though all have been polling good numbers steadily, one has definitely broken away from the pack: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Have you voted yet? If not, the poll is open until 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 22. Take a look again at your choices, then make your pick below:
A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle
L’Engle brilliantly combines science fiction, fantasy, and girl power in what is widely regarded as a treasure.
The Member of the Wedding, by Carson McCullers
McCullers captures all the awkwardness and pain of adolescence in the tale of a 12-year-old struggling to find her place in the world.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
The sweet-and-sad depiction of a young girl who must deal too soon with the realities of her life in turn-of-the-century Brooklyn.
Blume’s book may be the (hilarious) standard-bearer of the genre.