Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster
Eighteen-year-old Jerusha Abbott seems to have no future beyond the orphanage she has been brought up in, until one of the trustees offers to pay for her college education, on condition, that she writes him one letter a month, addressed to Mr. John Smith but there is no other contact. Jerusha, who has seen only a glimpse of her benefactor names him Daddy-Long-Legs and through her wonderful letters of college life in America, we view a vibrant young girl's coming of age. This classic American novel by Jean Webster was first published in 1912 but has continued to be loved by readers eversince. This book features in the reading list recommended by the CBSE.