Thatcher would appear to be an unlikely choice for an old guy like me. Written for and classified as Young Adult literature. That having been said, one of the appeals of PBS*s The Great American Read is that it has introduced me to a wide range of literary types. Anne Of Green Gables made me want to encourage my granddaughters to read about a young lady whose unabashed optimism allowed her to be successful in a world where he had none of her classmates' socio-economic advantages. In Hatchet 13 year old Brian was forced to fight for survival without any of today's electronic conveniences. My grandson could benefit from learning that there are situations where it would require him to use his personal strengths to survive in a non-electronic world.