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Hey guys! I can’t believe it is Tuesday again already! Time seems to be flying! This weeks topic (for me at least) is top ten books that every teen/young adult should read at least once! I feel there are a lot of books out there that don’t garner the attention that they should and they are books that teens or young adults really could learn a lot from! So, without further ado. In no particular order:
10. What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler. This is actually based on a true story which made the events even worse! I loved this book, but it was such a difficult read knowing that some poor girl actually went through everything that happened in this book! My review. Amazon.
9. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma. This is a really taboo based book and, at times, is really difficult read. Having said that, this book shows that things are not always the way that they seem… Amazon.
8. The Fat Girl by Marilyn Sachs. This book highlights one form of abuse – which I think is very cleverly done with the use of teenagers rather than a married couple itself! My Review. Amazon.
7. This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp. School shootings are a very real problem in todays society. I think that this book takes a deeper look into it and highlights both the victims and the perpetrator. My Review. Amazon.
6. Unspeakable by Michelle K. Pickett . This is a very powerful book that highlights a variety of issues within a family environment as well as relationships! My Review. Amazon.
5. The Truth about Alice by Jennifer Mathieu. This takes a very real look at slut shaming within high schools today – and about the rumours that people believe, but are not necessarily true! My review. Amazon.
4. Two Boys Kissing by David Leviathan. Whilst I think that Levithan always picks pretty relevant problems to write about, his look at sexuality, Homophobia etc. in this book are one of his best works. My Review. Amazon.
3. Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley. Looking past the whole military side of things, I think this book brings up the problem of equality amongst both men and women in todays society. My Review. Amazon.
2. Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas. I just had a major debate with myself whether to use this book or Dangerous Boys. I feel like this book would be better because the justice system, and what evidence is actually given in court in order to make a guilty or innocent verdict is a very real problem. My Review. Amazon.
1. Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout. This sort of thing happens all the time and it makes you wonder just who is around you and what they are truly like! My Review. Amazon.
So that is my Top Ten! What did you guys come up with? Feel free to leave links below and I will check them all out!
11 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday”
Ohh great choice of theme, and I can’t believe I haven’t read any of those books… I need to add some of those to my TBR 😛
Thanks! I adored all of these books! Ahh, the ever growing list!! Thanks for stopping by!!
Great list! I’ve had my eye on a lot of these for a while now. I need to start reading again!!
Yes, The Truth About Alice should be required reading in high school. It’s so good and so important. I’m actually reading This Is Where It Ends right now. I’m only 50 pages in, but it’s gripping so far. I really, really need to read Forbidden. I’m adding it to my must-read list for 2016 right now. Great list!
I think so too! I adored that book – I was in tears afterward, so find a box of tissues!! Forbidden also broke me! Thanks for stopping by
Excellent picks! Forbidden is a tough read, but worth it. Loved Rites of Passage too. This is Where it Ends is powerful, although I Violent Ends packs more of an emotional punch. Don’t Look Back was one of the few times an amnesia plotline didn’t bug me. My friend gave me a copy of Dangerous Girls for Christmas, and I can’t wait to get to it!
Totally agree – although I really liked don’t look back! Dangerous Girls is amazing!!! I read it whilst stuck in hospital and it is a page turner!! Literally couldn’t put it down!! Thanks for stopping by
You’ve got some amazing books on this list. I agree with them!
Thank you 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!!
Ooh, so many contemporaries to add to my TBR! Perfect for the upcoming warm weather. Great list! My TTT
Definitely good for summer reading! Great to see I could contribute to that list! Thanks for stopping by !