The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
Book and movie were both great--saw the movie as a child, and read the book in my early teens. Terribly sad, but moving.
supposedly DBS may also end up being a successful treatment for tinnitus.
might also work for Bush Derangement Syndrome. Get it? DBS for BDS? :p
I read Flowers for Algernon in my teens, and it affected me deeply. I'd forgotten the title until you wrote it...
Ah, but did you read Tom Godwin's The Cold Equations?
I read that one as a pre-teen.
The realization that stupid, minor, adolescent mistakes can get you killed will also affect you deeply.