The list author says: "Take Huck Finn, for instance. It's about a lot more than a hick from Missouri floating down the Ol' Muddy. Here is a list of books that perhaps speak more to adults than teens--including my YA novel, that surprised me by receiving "gritty" and "raw" designations in reviews. Let me know of other books to add."
"This is my book. Our civilization's major sin against our children? Neglect. We're too busy self-medicating--or just trying to survive a divorce or make a living to keep a roof over our kids' heads. Who has time to raise them? So they raise themselves, right?"