Reading it and understanding it is somewhat different than listing it on a reading list as a favorite
It certainly is. But putting in into a favorite list alongside a lot of science fiction and fantasy novels might tell you something even different.
Animal Farm, Brave New World, The Wizard Of OZ, Aesop Fables, The Odyssey, Alice Adventures Into Wonderland, Fahrenheit 451, Peter Pan, To Kill A Mockingbird, We The Living, Phantom Toll Booth, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Pulp,Through The Looking Glass, The Communist Manifesto, Siddhartha, The Old Man And The Sea, Gulliver's Travels, Mein Kampf, The Republic, Meno
And the kids past as more and more becomes available will tell us something even different.
This kid is lost, on hallucinogenics, ill ? Who knows, maybe time will tell.