On my top-10 list. How I love this book! Like my other all-time-faves, To Kill a Mockingbird and Lonesome Dove, this book isn't about what you think it's about. This is a book which resonates with whatever you're going through at a particular time in your life. It's about education, family, love, loss - a coming of age story. I can read it over and over and it's a brand new book, every time. I just love Francie.
(By the way, it's a great homeschooling-unschooling book. It'd be a great one to give to the in-laws who want to knock your homeschooling train off of its tracks. Bundle this one with To Kill a Mockingbird, with a note which reads, "This is why I home educate your grandchildren.")