The impact of reading the right book at the right time can't be overestimated. For some people, a work of literature means the difference between the path they took and the one they might've chosen before coming across it. So there were plenty of impassioned responses when Reddit user u/Elegant-Truth3903 asked the folks of r/books, "Out of all the books you['ve] read, which one do you remember the most that impacted your life?"
From classics to modern young adult novels, here are 26 books that changed the course of these readers' lives.
Responses may have been edited for length and/or clarity.