5 YA books I couldn’t put down

Eleanor and Park

  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • In a nutshell: the best love story I read about 
  • What I liked the most about this book: How the story evolves subtely in the symbolic place that is the school bus / The complete different backgrounds of the characters / How easy it is to get attached to both the story and the characters

Paper towns

  • Paper towns by John Green
  • In a nutshell: defying time and space to look for someone throughout an usual adventure
  • What I liked the most about this book: Feeling like I was figuring out the meaning of the clues with the main character on his search for Margo / The great descriptions of the odd places Quentin and his friends ended up in / The absolutely unexpected end
  • PS:The book is a million times better than the movie!

we were liars

  • We were liars by E. Lockhart
  • In a nutshell:  the mysterious tragedy of the Sinclair Family that the amnesiac main character Cadence has to piece together
  • What I liked the most about this book : the YA thriller with the least expected turns / The originality of the end that left me blown away / New understandings of self-acceptance and family morals on a casual summer family holiday

looking for alaska

  • Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • In a nutshell: a life-changing boarding school encounter that fulfills the main character’s search or the “Great Perhaps”
  • What I liked the most about this bool: the implicit exploration of the themes of grief, hope, the search for meaning / The puzzling yet fascinating character of Alaska Young / The construction of the story around a “before” and “after” part

the perks of being a wallflower

  • The perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • In a nutshell: the dizzying highs and lows of growying up
  • What I liked the most: the regular letters Charlie wrote to that “unnamed” friend / how fascinated he is with Sam / the process describing him gradually coming out of his shell / the widespread irony in his opinion on the world and his life

 

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