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5 must read books!

Tina Sui, A&E Editor

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    Reading is a job for most of us, especially since we all have to read what seems like the same literature over and over again in our English classes. This is a list of 5 books that are must-reads that will show you how reading isn’t always a chore.

 

  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. (The whole Harry Potter series!)Written by J.K. Rowling, this story follows teenage boy Harry Potter and his discovery of his wizard blood and background. With the help of his best friends Ron and Hermione, Harry navigates his new life with adventure and friendship at his aid. This story (and series) teaches readers life lessons about friendship, bravery, and the meaning of love.
  2. I Am Malala.This is an autobiography written by Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani teenager who documents her fight for women’s education rights before and after getting shot by the Taliban for standing up for her beliefs. A fearless memoir containing multiple calls to action, “I Am Malala” teaches readers about courage, faith, and advocacy.
  3. The Help.Written by Kathryn Stockett, “The Help” takes place in 1960s Mississippi during the peak of segregation. The book is from the point of view of two African American maids and their outlooks on life, society, and the women they work for. With grace and humor, “The Help” depicts the different types of people during the 60s in the South.
  4. All the Light We Cannot See.
        “All the Light We Cannot See,” by Anthony Doerr, takes place during the final year of World War I. It follows a blind French girl and a teenage German soldier whose paths collide. It is a novel that explores the idea of love and human nature in a war torn society.
  5. Milk and Honey.
        A book of short poems written by Rupi Kaur, “Milk and Honey” is split into four sections: the hurting, the loving, the breaking, and the healing. The different sections explore the different aspects of love and self discovery.
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