Here is a selection of interesting reads, to entertain and expand your imagination.
The Fault In Our Stars
This book is a multiple best seller from an award- winning Author John Green, a flim adaptation in 2014 has found critical and commercial success.
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn.
This Fiction Classic as described by The New York Times, “A profoundly moving novel, and an honest and true one. It cuts right to the heart of life . . . If you miss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn you will deny yourself a rich experience… It is a poignant and deeply understanding story of childhood and family relationships.” (New York Times)
The Nolans lived in the Williamsburg slums of Brooklyn from 1902 until 1919. Their daughter Francie and their son Neely knew more than their fair share of the privations and suffering that were the lot of New York’s poor. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is the story of Francie, an imaginative, alert, resourceful child and of her family.
We had to include this book to review written by World famous British Supermodel Cara Delevingne. Read on for synopsis below. ‘A fizzing coming-of-age tale with dark themes’ .(Glamour)
FRIEND. LOVER. VICTIM. TRAITOR.
WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR, WHAT DO YOU SEE?
Sixteen-year-old friends Red, Leo, Rose, and Naomi are misfits; still figuring out who they are and who they want to be. Life isn’t perfect, but music unites them, and they’re excited about what the future holds for their band, Mirror, Mirror. That is until Naomi vanishes before being pulled unconscious out of the river.
She’s left fighting for her life in a coma. The police claim it was a failed suicide attempt, but her friends aren’t convinced. Will Naomi ever wake? What - or perhaps who – led her to that hospital bed? How did her friends fail to spot the warning signs?
While Rose turns to wild partying and Leo is shrouded by black moods, Red sets out to uncover the truth. It’s a journey that will cause Red’s world to crack, exposing the group’s darkest secrets. Nothing will ever be the same again, because once a mirror is shattered, it can’t be fixed.
Rebels: City of Indra
Next on our list is a book by two famous siblings, the Jenner sisters, who have written a Sci-fi novel. Blurb below for more.
In this fast-paced, dystopian thriller, Lex and Livia reluctantly team up and embark to save Kane after discovering that they share a mysterious identical mark, not realising that their biggest danger is in each other. You see, these two girls have a secret, a secret that they do not even know: they are sisters. Twins. And that is forbidden.
The Curious Incident Of A Dog In The Night Time.
A personal favourite, this book explores the beautiful nature and unique outlook of the world that someone with Asperger’s Syndrome has.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen and has Asperger’s Syndrome. He knows a very great deal about maths and very little about human beings. He loves lists, patterns and the truth. He hates the colours yellow and brown and being touched. He has never gone further than the end of the road on his own, but when he finds a neighbour’s dog murdered he sets out on a terrifying journey which will turn his whole world upside down.
“A smart, sassy and very funny debut.” (The Bookseller). This light hearted book is the first in the Geek Girl Series, no. 1 bestselling young adult fiction title in the UK in 2013. It has also been shortlisted for several major awards including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.
Harriet Manners knows that a cat has 32 muscles in each ear, a “jiffy” lasts 1/100th of a second, and the average person laughs 15 times per day. She knows that bats always turn left when exiting a cave and that peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
But she doesn’t know why nobody at school seems to like her.
So, when Harriet is spotted by a top model agent, she grabs the chance to reinvent herself. Even if it means stealing her best friend’s dream, incurring the wrath of her arch enemy Alexa, and repeatedly humiliating herself in front of impossibly handsome model Nick. Even if it means lying to the people she loves.
Harriet begins to realise that the world of fashion doesn’t seem to like her any more than the real world did. As her old life starts to fall apart, will Harriet be able to transform herself before she ruins everything?
By Mohbeen Mushtaq