I am an 17 year old girl, and I can honestly say that when I think back to reading in my childhood, Ill never forget the amazing story of The Boxcar children. It was the first book I totally read on my own, and it is a classic in its own right. I remember bringing the book home from the library, and not being able to take my eyes of the pages for one second. I believe i finished the book in one day. I'll never forget this triumphent, suspensefilled story. It was a huge part of my childhood, and I hope to one day be able to read this story to my children.