Friday Favorites: Books Read For School

By: Stephanie Wyatt

I was a Creative Writing major in college, so I had quite a few books to read. I hated being told what to read though, so there was the problem. Here are a few of my favorites and why.

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American Skin by Don De Grazia

I read this in my Fiction I class. I normally don’t like gang stories, but this one had a found family angle. The twists and turns were crazy too.

Push by Sapphire

This book pushed my limits as a reader. I had never read a book about sexual abuse before. The topic made me uncomfortable. It taught me that every story is worth hearing, regardless of your educational background.

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

I love this book for many reasons. It’s about two people who meet on the bus to school and they fall in love. Part of the book is told through letters which I love.

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

I read this entire book in 15 hours. I loved it because you don’t have that many love stories between teenagers with limited mobility, and it was nice to see the characters written like normal teens and having adventures.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sàenz

This is the story of two best friends, Ari and Dante, who help each other be the best versions of themselves as they grow up in the 80s. I loved this book because it was a story about friendship that grew through challenges into something more. The story is told primarily through journal entries and letters. As a reader, you get to see Ari discover who he truly is throughout the book, and it’s nice to experience the journey with him.

What were some of your favorite books in school? Let us know in the comments!

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