by Jean Webster
The oldest at a dreary home for foundlings, Judy Abbott finds her life completely changed when, with the help of a mysterious benefactor, she is granted her wish to be able to go to college. A meeting with the rich, handsome uncle of her snobbish roommate sets Judy on the road to discovering her secret friend.
This heartwarming story is one of my all time favorites! Originally published in 1912, it will give you a sense of the world a century ago as you laugh and cry with the young student during her college years.