Catherine Called Birdy, by Catherine Cushman
Catherine Called Birdy by Karen Cushman is a fantastic blast from the past. This book is written entirely from the point of view of Catherine, in a diary-style. Day by day Catherine describes the drudgery of her life on her father's medieval English Manor. From hiding from her suitors in the outhouse, to rolling in the mud with the blind sheepherder, Catherine does it all. This book is easy to pick up, and difficult to put down.