Never let the sadness of your past and the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present.
A classic novel need not be one that was penned a hundred years ago: rather, some of the traits that define the classic genre are timelessness, universality, truthfulness. Will this work remain relevant as time goes by? Can the reader learn something heartfelt from the story? Does the narrative flow beautifully? Does it resonate with the reader?
If these questions can be answered with a hearty “yes!”, then the book can indeed be considered a classic.