I love reading because books take your mind and throw them into a whole nother world. They offer an escape and a place you can go for adventure. When you read a book you enjoy, you get hooked and just want to keep reading. Connecting with characters in a story is a weird feeling. You love them and hate them and they aren’t even real. Books are an amazing thing, call me crazy all you want but that’s why I love reading.
This book is incredible. It may be considered a children’s book but it is a great read for any age. It’s about a 12 year old girl named Heidi It, her mother “So B. It”, who is mentally disabled, and their neighbor Bernadette, who is too afraid to leave her house. The book tells how Heidi tries to find out what “soof” means, a word her mother always says but no one knows why. Heidi travels a far way by herself to end up at Hilltop Home where she finds a man named Elliot who calls her “soof”. It’s an interesting story and Heidi faces a lot of obstacles and it’s interesting to hear about her journey. It’s a great book and a must read.
The Beginning of Everything is one I haven’t finished yet but I needed to include. I’m almost to the end and I love this book. It is about Ezra, the most popular guy in high school. He’s the captain of the tennis team, has the girlfriend everyone wants, and has the friends everyone wishes they were friends with. Then one night driving home from a party he gets into a car accident and can never play tennis again. His so called friends didn’t stop at the scene of his accident to see if he was okay or even visit him in the hospital, yet they act like nothing happened. Ezra doesn’t want to be a part of “that group” anymore and when a new girl comes to town, he suddenly becomes interested in her. He also reconnects with an old friend and sees there is so much more to life than attending parties and doing keg stands. Great book for high schoolers and even adults.
Do you love mermaids? Because I do. This is only one of the many I’ve read and it’s at the top of my list. It is about a young girl named Serafina who is forced to become queen after her mother is killed. Her whole kingdom is destroyed and she goes on a journey to find the assassin’s master to stop him from creating a war. On her journey she meets 5 other mermaids and they all come together to try and find the assassins. This book is published by Disney, which makes it even better. It’s a great story of sisterhood and how you need to put aside your fears and differences for a greater good.
Read this book. If you are only going to read one out of this list, make it this one. It plays with your emotions a lot but it’s worth it. It tells about how Miles goes off to boarding school seeking adventure and wants to get away from his boring, safe life. He meets Alaska and she turns his life upside down. There is love, hate, fear, hopelessness, and happiness. It’s a deep book and more for adults. The book is split into two parts, the “before” and the “after”. Spoil alert: this book will make you cry.
Another book by John Green. Like Looking For Alaska, this book is incredible. This book is written in 1st person, from Q’s (Quentin’s) perspective. Q and Margo are connected by a traumatic incident that happened in their childhood. They aren’t friends anymore but they reconnect and Margo makes Q tag along on crazy adventures, Q also has a crush on her. One day Margo just dissapears and it’s up to Q to find her by the clues she leaves. John Green is one of the best writers, in my opinion, and tells this story perfectly.
Let me just say, these two are my absolute favorite. Okay, maybe this is a list of 6 of my favorite books, hehe. Well As Long As You Love Me is #1 but I Want It That Way is so, so good too. I can relate in so many ways to both these books and it feels as though you are actually friends with the characters. Authors who can write like that are pretty rare. As Long As You Love Me is about a 21 year old girl named Lauren who is soooo in love with her best friend Nadia’s brother Rob. She has bad social anxiety and puts on a “party” front in front of people. She realizes college isn’t for her and moves back home to her small town. Rob and her start to hangout all the time, he just bought a house and is remodeling it. No one believes in Rob and think he’s just a pretty face, no smarts. But Lauren sees so much more. When he’s offered a job in Canada, everything spins out of control. That’s all I’m telling. You have to read the rest, it’s worth it. I love this book because I relate to it in more ways than one, and one being I have some social anxiety. When you find a book you connect to a lot, it’s even better.
I Want It That Way is about Nadia, Lauren’s best friend. She falls in love with Mr.Hot Ginger, as Lauren would call him, but he has a kid named Sam, which makes it impossible for Nadia and Ty (Mr.Hot Ginger) to be together. But when Sam starts attending the day care Nadia works at, Ty may give her a chance. Spoiler alert: this book will make you cry.
*I recommend reading I Want It That Way first because it helps understand more things in As Long As You Love Me.
I hope you enjoy these books as much as I did. Let me know what you think after reading them if you do.
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What are your favorite books? I love a good recommendation!