Long before hormones, mortgages and real life kicked in, our first loves as children were the books we buried our noses in.
Whether it was passing the time on a rainy day or crawling into a quiet space to read uninterrupted because you simply HAD to keep reading, these books opened up worlds upon worlds, filled with the most amazing people and made the mundane seem utterly fantastical.
To celebrate one of our favourite, most beloved authors Roald Dahl, we asked our HuffPost editors, Facebook users and Twitter followers to name the books that lit up their world as a child and carried them through to adulthood.
Tell us your favourites in the comments below:
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