Women, what are the books that changed your life as a girl? A Metafilter writer is working on a book for girls that will include “a chapter on books that every girl should read — books that changed your life, so to speak, and that you’d want your daughter to read before she’s grown up.” She’s aiming at middle-school readers and needs more science fiction and fantasy.
I can name lots of kids’ books I enjoyed, but I don’t think any were life changing. Well, except for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which introduced me to the possibility that there are many doors to magic lands. The Secret Garden had that element too.