Siddhartha is by Hermann Hesse. The classic tale of a young man who leaves his father's home to seek enlightenment. He joins a severe religious sect, leaves them to father a child and become a businessman, and then sickened by his greed and lust becomes a ferryman. This is a complex story of a young man's search for peace, contentment, and wisdom.
Ratings: 8th grade - 8 out of 10 - AC (some mature thematic content).