Reading is one of my favourite things to do. It creates a second reality that you can jump straight into when you pick that book up. The characters in it suddenly become your family, friends, and leaders. The main character becomes you, and everything about them, instantly relates to you. Then when we snap back into the actual reality, the world can look so different. We may even be stuck between the two. Like if the main character of the book reads Jane Ere, you go out and buy the book, and read it. It can help us to relate more to our character.
This occurs to me on a regular basis, when reading my favourite books. So here are the three books I recommend. I would say for these books, maybe 13+ (young adult/teen)
Plot: 17 year old Bella Swan moves to Forks to live with her father. She starts her new school, Forks High. Shortly after, she meets the handsome Edward Cullen. His mysterious demeanour sparks Bella’s interest. She becomes more and more fascinated by how he always seems to be around and watching her. Will he reveal his secret to her?
Author: Stephanie Meyer
Series: This is the first book, the others are; new moon, eclipse and breaking dawn.
Personal Opinion: I love the twilight series. I personally think that Stephanie’s writing skills are showcased tremendously in this book. You can really relate to Bella, and although the story line is not entirely realistic, when you’re reading the book, you feel like anything is possible.
Born and raised in the Marsh, Violet is destined for the Jewel. She is trained as a surrogate for the elite and is bought by the Duchess of the Lake at auction. And she quickly learns that beneath the Jewel's glittering façade lies the cruelty, backstabbing, and hidden violence that have become the royal way of life.
Author: Amy Ewing
Series This is the first book, the others are; the white rose and the black key.
Personal Opinion: This is my all time favourite book. The first time I read it, I was quite young and didn’t understand the concept of surrogates. However, the more times I read it and focused specifically on the book itself, I understood and grew to love it. (Obviously I’m older now so I completely understand it)
The book is such an interesting read, and it really shows how big decisions can effect everything.
Lying out loud
Ryder's the new kid at Hamilton High and everything Sonny and Amy can't stand—a prep-school snob. But Ryder has a weakness: Amy. So when Ryder emails Amy asking her out, the friends see it as a prank opportunity not to be missed. But without meaning to, Sonny ends up talking to Ryder all night online.
What will happen next? Will Sonny fall for Ryder? Or will her lies get her caught up…
Author: Kody Keplinger
Personal Opinion: I’ve always had an appreciation for books that use real life and relatable things in the stories. Lying out loud has such a fantastic meaning behind it. It shows that all actions have consequences, and that people aren’t always who you think they are.
So there you go! Those are the three books I absolutely love! Let me know in the comments below what your favourite books are!