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This is a list of books that all gave me a certain perspective on life.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Truly one of my all-time favorites. The characters were inspiring and unforgettable and touched my heart in so many ways.
Room by Emma Donoghue
A story told from the perspective of an isolated 5 year old. It is heartbreaking, but little Jack and his mother’s fight to be free and survive was amazing.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
A powerful book about a young girl who was raped and afraid to speak up. Laurie Halse Anderson is phenomenal with writing books like this, about important issues facing our teens today.
Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
Another amazing read by this author. This one hit me on a personal level. Bullying is such a huge problem today, unfortunately. I wish more teens would read books like this.
The Delirium Series by Lauren Oliver
Love is treated as a disease. I can’t even imagine what that would be like but it definitely makes me think. . .
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
I know this seems a little random, but it hit me on so many levels. It opened my eyes to the amount of animal abuse from the circus back then, as well as what is often still happening today. It is truly terrifying. How can anyone do that to a poor animal? 🙁 But the story here was great. The ending, perfection.
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
This is more than a love story, but a story about a girl trying to reconcile her feelings with her father. Another personal one for me.
Sempre by J.M. Darhower
Not only did this one open my eyes to the issues of human trafficking, but so did the author. The amount of slavery still going on in this world is sickening. Reading about a girl finding her freedom was an amazing journey to take with a character.
*I am currently having a giveaway for an ebook copy of Sempre! You can enter HERE. 🙂
All of these books left a little piece with me. They either inspired me, or opened my eyes to the problems of the world. I would love to hear of any books that were the same for you. Links if you got them!