Lists are lists, but heartfelt recommendations can be gold to young readers. Book World's editors invite teachers, parents and students to suggest a shortlist of books you think high school juniors and seniors should be reading. Write to us, listing the titles and authors of anywhere from one to three books you'd strongly recommend -- books that were so transforming in your own experience that you wish you had read them at that crucial age. Tell us a bit about why you feel so strongly: no more than 200 words total, please.
Send your list and comments by Friday, Oct. 29, to firstname.lastname@example.org (use "reading list" in the subject field), or via regular mail to The Editor, Book World, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, DC 20071. Be sure to include your name, address, telephone and affiliation (if appropriate). We'll publish a select number of these (without addresses or telephone numbers, of course) in an upcoming issue of Book World.