Oh God, I don't know. There are many books out there everyone needs to read at least once, it's hard to recommend just one. I think I'll have to say to two that immediately came to mind was Matilda by Roald Dahl and The Giver by Lois Lowry, mostly because I think everyone can benefit from both books. Matilda is that story everyone should read because it's about the positive empowerment for young girls, and The Giver was one book that I read in junior high that had a very interesting concept that makes one think. It also has relations to the theme that Nineteen Eighty-Four had, if that's helpful.
Yeah, this is really not my area of recommending one book for everyone to read at least once, since I can recommend my entire bookshelf or all my favorites, lol.
On another matter, unfortunately my cousin didn't win the competition. Thanks to everyone who voted anyway, it means a lot that you guys participated when you didn't have to. And the dealio with my sister's car accident thing, apparently the insurance people deemed her 100% responsible for the accident even though she was the one who'd gotten hit, which led her to having her car totaled indefinitely. My sister called her insurance to see what happened and how that was determined and if that can get straightened up, but the likelihood that it will seems very slim. Life currently is being unfair, and I'm not happy with it. It's such a strange thing when you're upset when bad things happen to other people, especially when it's your family. I feel kinda helpless.
And now I feel like I'm spamming you guys today, heh.