What makes a book your favourite?
Is it the world in which it is set? Is it the author's descriptive flair? Is it the characters? It is the message that you are left with? Or a combination of all these things?
To me, a book becomes a favourite when you can't exactly work out WHAT makes it become one. It's something you can't put into words – something you can't even put into sound, unless it is a high-pitch “Eeeeeeeeeeee!” It is the feeling when you put it down and think, “Wow”. It's the feeling after that when you jump up, find the nearest person or quickly text your friend, demanding them to read it or discussing with them what you thought.
This book has oomph. Something that speaks to you – and continues to speak to you days, months, years after you've read it.
Is it perfection? Well, no. A book will always have flaws for, similar to the people who write them, books are not perfect. But a favourite book is near perfect to you, even if it might repulse or bore others. Perhaps you even know it has many flaws, yet you love it anyway, regardless.
Here is a few books that rendered me to squealing or aww-ing or grinning.
Let me know what makes a book a favourite to you. :)