I raided my daughter’s book shelf for books to read. She suggested her favorites.
When I was young, there was no genre called Young Adult. Now this genre is creating amazing books for the adolescent/teenage reader. Personal, in-depth,honest, out of the box, fantastic – I love to read them.
Here are the 7 books I read this month.
Book One: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
This was the best. A little girl’s love of books makes her a book thief in Hitler’s Germany. Endearing characters and engaging story.
Book Two: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
Very Good. Two teenagers who have cancer, its their story. Poignant but not sad.
Book Three: Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Very good. Different. Adolescence, growing up, school, territorial wars, dreams, mingling of past and present, love. Confusing in the beginning, but comes together magically.
Book Four: Where She Went by Gayle Forman
Very good. It is a sequel of ‘ If I Stay ‘. Goes inside the head of a teenage pop celebrity, his love for a Juilliard prodigy.
Book Five: Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Very Good. Goes deep inside the mind of an Anorexic teenager.
Book Six: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Good. Style Similar to the Wimpy kid. Funny. Candid.
Book Seven: Divergent by Veronica Ruth
Good. Dystopian. Interesting how the people are divided into factions according to their character traits in a future world.