Kim (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) - Rudyard  Kipling This is a story about growing up. Yes, but it is also about friendship and hope, about reliability and betrayal, and about faith strong enough to move mountains (or rivers as it is). Set in colonial India, time couldn't damage this wonderful, colorful story, told by the master of storytelling. Vivid, vibrating from life, Kim is an all - time favorite everybody should have read at least once in his lifetime.