Eragon by Christopher Paolini - The Literary Phoenix
Eragon is one of those books I feel a strong connection to, because I read it over and over again in my youth. I grew up with both Eragon and Eldest, even though I didn't finish the cycle until I was an adult. The story of the dragon rider and the evil king captured my imagination, as tales of good and evil are wont to do. There is a bittersweet sadness to coming back to a book I loved so much as a high schooler only to find it riddled with flaws.