There are a lot of children's classics I've never read, so I had many to choose from for this category. I chose My Friend Flicka after reading this post by my friend Kathy Johnson and I'm glad I did. It was a great coming of age story about a young boy who can't seem to do anything right. He learns about responsibility and friendship one summer from Flicka, a chestnut filly with a wild spirit. I rate this book 4 out of 5.