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A story told from Death's point of view about a young girl in Nazi Germany, that learns to read with a Jewish man that her foster parents hide in the basement. Literally made me sob.
Beautifully illustrated collection of 5 short stories.
Ever wanted to run away and join the circus? Well, that's exactly what our protagonist here does! He drops out of veterinarian school and hops the train of a second rate circus at the height of the American Great Depression. A gripping story with love, revenge, and elephants.
A true story that follows a Syrian American man named Abdulrahman Zeitoun. This is a story of him riding out and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. It's a tale of him and his family caught between two of Americas biggest policy disasters: The response to Hurricane Katrina and the War on Terror. A book on compassion and a family struggling with living through more than just a hurricane.
A gripping tale about a boy coping with his mother's impending death due to an illness that, despite treatments, seems to only be getting worse, and a creature that wants the truth. Powerful stuff here.
Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set: Paperback Classic Collection (The Hunger Games) (Multiple copy pack)
I would argue, that this is the last good YA dystopian series. It kicked off the craze, but none could match what this series accomplished and the message it told. A summary if you're not familiar: In what was once North America, there is a nation that is split between 12 districts with one Capital that rules over them all. Every year, each district must send one female and one male tribute between the ages of 12-18 to fight to the death on live television, broadcast around the nation. This is the story of Katniss Everdeen, and how she reconciles with her society.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) (Boxed Set)
If you've seen the movie then you must read the book! With more time to develop and build on all the characters relationships, it's a great series. If you know nothing about the it: Our titular character, Scott Pilgrim, is in love. However, to truly be with Ramona Flowers, the girl from his dreams, he must first fight her League of Evil Ex's.