Mine would have to be V.C Andrews or Stephenie Meyer.
im gona go ahead and be a predictable child and say JK Rowling! (even tho im 18)
Ah, I love VC Andrews too, Smappy! The only thing is, I have read just about all of her books, and they somehow all seem to have the same plotline...Always about family trouble and wealthy families...But they are still a good read.
"And as things fell apart, nobody paid much attention."
JK Rowling (wasn't on my list before #7, but that book was written beautifully)
Thats all I can think of right now...
probably Lemny Snicketts
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Sophie Kinsella always amuses me.
J.K. Rowling of course, HP is the shit.
Margaret Mitchell; "Gone with the Wind" is a fabulous piece of literature...very rich in context, language, etc.
There are more, but I can't think right now.