I want to share with you a list of some of my most favorite books. There are so many to choose from so this took me a while to narrow it down to just 8; nevertheless here it is, in no specific order.
1. Tricks by Ellen Hopkins.
Hopkins is one of my most favorite writers. She is able to relate the characters to the readers so seemingly effortless that it amazes you. Tricks is about a group of teenagers who all are connected in a crazy-its-a-little-world-after-all way. They have to perform “tricks” in one way or another to survive.
2. Crossfire series by Sylvia Day.
This series offers you the same steamy romance as 50 shades of Grey did but the characters in this book make thing a bit more believable. I love how the characters in this book feel really developed from the beginning.
3. Easy by Tammara Webber.
I really love this novel because first off it is another romance story. However this romance story does not drag out like some tend to do. The characters are relatable and there is a twist towards the end of the book that may be predictable but makes it very interesting.
4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
I know that this was recently made into a movie but even if you have seen the movie I would still read the book. What I loved most about this one is that it gave you a look in the mind of teens with death knocking at their doors. I really loved how Green was able to make you really feel what the teens were going through.
5. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher.
This novel is very touching; it is about a high school student who receives a package of tapes that had recordings of stories about why his high school crush decided to commit suicide. Asher was able to show the reader the inside workings of a suicidal high school student amazingly. I would suggest this to parents and teens a like. It really is able to explain to you what can make a difference.
6. Cut by Patricia McCormick.
I really liked this book because the characters in this book really balanced each other out, even though there was only one main character (unlike tricks). McCormick was able to make you feel like you were almost reading a diary of someone in a mental institute. I thought this was a really good read because it explains how bi-polar effects the way people think and it makes you feel very sympathetic to the people who suffer with mental illness.
7. Identical by Ellen Hopkins.
Once again Hopkins shocked the heck out of me with this novel. There is a HUGE twist at the end of the book that you NEVER see coming. I loved every second of reading this novel. This one is about twin sisters and the crazy adventures they go through together.
8. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton.
I know that many of us are required to read this one in school but I do think it is a really good read. You fall in love with the characters from page one and the devastating end makes it all worth the while.