Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar. A stunning glimpse into a complex mindset. I liked this book because, unlike Catcher In The Rye, Plath's crazy was almost relatable. She uses gorgeous wordage to SHOW us how it feels to live inside your mind.
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Atticus Finch: Easily the most heroic, admirable character that I've ever come across in reading. And Boo! My children know my love of Boo, thus their many nicknames!