1984, as everyone said, should be essential reading. The same goes with Animal Farm.
I've read both. They are pretty good. It should be a must read, because half the peope when I'm talking, don't know what I'm talking about. I'm always in my book world.
One of my favorites now, is Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen. Tragic, but gets better. It's I'd say a historic fiction, but I think it's really pretty good. Sad, in a way, but good. I finished it last night.
Now I'm reading The Rifle, also by Gary Paulsen. I really like his works, I've decided.