My top 5 Young Adult Books of all time
Reading has been a passion of mine that got cultivated in me ever since I was a little baby. I remember very well that when I was about 5, my parents gifted me a book titled ‘Noah and the Ark.’ I was elated to the point that I showed everyone in the estate this new baby of mine, presenting it like one would a crash.
Not much has changed since then, apart from the fact that I am more passionate now when I talk about characters in a book. Before you even ask, yes, I am that person who will refrain from watching a movie if there is a book that led to its enactment. No spoilers for me.
I started being more serious about reading once I cleared high school. Reading books has been therapeutic, informative and above all, it has been an escape that I need no escape from. Before I keep on rambling about this passion of mine, let me break down the 5 young- adult books that have a special place in my heart:
1. The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
Oh My God Veronica outdid herself on this one. The Divergent series is a series of 4 books that fall under the genres of Young Adult fiction, sci-fi, dystopian and adventure. The said books are Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant and Four. I remember my friends and I rushing to class in campus only to bury our heads into these gems. If you are looking for something that is so creative yet dystopian and will leave you thoughtful, buy all the Four. See what I did there? Also, if you are not really a book person but would love to watch it, I totally recommend since my favorite actress, Shaileen Woodley (Tris), is the main actress.
2. The Fault in our stars (TFIOS) by John Green
By the way, I have a tattoo of a phrase from this book. The phrase read ‘that is the thing about pain; it demands to be felt.’ I however paraphrased it and had it read ‘pain demands to be felt.’
This is a novel that falls under the Young adult fiction and romance genres. It is a tearjerker for sure, mainly because the plot twist is nothing close to what you can envision. It teaches a lot about living in the moment and appreciating other people’s presence in your life. The ending is sad, I tell you that for sure. Let me share with you some of my favorite quotes from the book:
I want to leave a mark, but the marks people leave are more often scars.
If you never light the cigarette, you never give the thing that can kill you the power to do so.
3. The Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
If you are an intelligent introverted person, you may find this book to be quite relatable. The author states that the character is mostly him, so he is basically telling us much about his younger days. However, if you want to read it, know that the language used is not convenient for younger people. I actually want to read it again.
4. Paper Towns by John Green
By now, you probably know that I am a huge lover of John Green’s books. Paper Towns is a YA Fiction book that elaborates on love and persistence. You can literally complete it in one sitting.
5. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
This book comes in handy in 2020 since it capitalizes on how racism and social injustice is something that is here with us. You have to read this book before I give you some spoilers.
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