Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
I'm stuck between a rating of three and four: 3 stars because Stowe tends to drone on at times, and 4 stars because I really love Uncle Tom for his courage and willingness to hold on to his faith even through the darkest hours and at great personal cost to himself. I think this is a novel that everyone should read at least once, and I'll be using it in future with my American Lit. class. I have a new understanding of the term "Uncle Tom" now, and to me, it means someone who stands up for what he believes.