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Left to Tell

A story of finding hope and forgiveness in the Rwandan genocide, Immacuee Illbagiza recounts her horrific story of surviving.  Stuck in a three foot by four foot bathroom for ever three months with seven other woman, Immaculee rediscovers God, using prayer to stay alive.  Inspiring and terrifying, Left to Tell explains how to find forgiveness for those who have hurt you the worst.

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Baroness Orczy's "The Scarlet Pimpernel" is set during the French Revolution when hundreds of innocent people are becomign victims to Madame la Guillotine.  But one man, under the mysterious name of the Scarlet Pimpernel works to rescue aristocrats from this gruesome death.  However, every hero needs a needs a nemesis and the Scarlet Pimpernel has one named Chauvelin, a ruthless patriot who is intent on sending the meddling Englishman to the guillotine.  I would definitely recommend this book -- it is intense and fast paced.  Orczy's writing is full of

Soul Surfer

Soul Surfer is written by Bethany Hamilton who believes in faith, God, and family.  She lives in Kauai, Hawaii with her family who are all surfers.  Bethany lives to surf, but people thought she wouldn't get back when something changed her life, forever.  In 2003, Bethany was attacked by a shark and she lost 60% of her blood.  Bethany had the courage to get back in the water and is now a paroffessional surfer.  Thsi book's message:  never give up on anything, and follow your dreams with God, friends, and family.

Catcher in the Rye

The book "Catcher in the Rye" is about an adolescent boy who is going to be dropped by his school and spends his time in New York to review his life.  I would recommend this title to teenagers and adults based on the book's mature language and vocabulary.  I could relate to Holden Caulfield, the main character, because of the people he meets at his older schools act like people at modern schools.  I did not enjoy reading the book because Holden Caulfield always complains about his life.

Dear John

John Tyru joined the army a while back when he considered himself a rebel.  He's on leave when he meets the girl of his dreams, Savannah Lee Curtis, two weeks was all it took.  Writing letters across seas this is a tear jearking book with an unfortunate ending.  You won't put it down!

A Connecticut Yankee in King's Arthur's Court

Be More Chill

Be More Chill is a documentation of the transformation from a loser by alienation tino: a bro.  He becomes one of the coolest of his generation of his whole nation when he takes a supercomputer in the form of a pill that provides him with an education of swag information.

My recomendation, without hesitation, is that all youth should read this novelization before they reach their teenage expiratioin.  Don't be lame, read this on a vcation, because you can find it at your library's location.