Estoy aquí ,hermanas mías. ¿ Qué importa que sea o no culpable? De todas maneras me tratan igual. Me asustan, me hieren, me gritan, me castigan. Soy un trapo puesto en la punta de una escoba que limpia cloacas. Peor que eso: una basura abominable despreciable miserable excretable.
These are all books I’ve read that I think everyone should read. Each title has a link to where you can buy the book if you wish. cool. last updated ¼/15
(* = must read)
* Eleanor & Park : I read this book in the winter of my sophomore year and It changed my life. It is not cliche in the slightest form. Eleanor and Park as individuals in this book and the way they interact together is just heart warming. It takes place in a time period I think is interesting to read about. The book is an emotional roller coaster form beginning to end and I loved every bit of it. It is my favorite books to date and Rainbow Rowell has a truly beautiful and distinct writing style. There is no way to adequately summarize the story because there is so much going on that is so captivating, you have to read it for yourself to know what I mean. I read this book in 11 hours, it was that good.
* Fahrenheit 451: This book takes place in the future where books are banned and censorship is prominent. Being a book-burner is an occupation, an occupation that the protagonist has. But when he begins to look at the books he’s suppose to be burning, things change. I read this book freshman year, so I don’t remember it all so well, but I remember loving it and thinking that it was extremely though provoking. This is an absolute must read.
* Ed Sheeran, A Visual Journey: For music lovers, you have to read this. After reading this book I was extremely inspired (I actually wrote a whole blog post on it under my thoughts tab). Ed Sheeran is a genius and he is genuine and to see his rise to fame right in front of you eyes is inspiring. You have to read it. You really have to.
Say what you want about the Percy Jackson books, but know this:
Almost 8 years ago, an 11 year old sat in his reading class, struggling through a paperback copy of “The Lightning Thief” and burst into tears when he found out all the demigods had ADHD and dyslexia. Because he finally had people he could relate to, people who struggled with the same things he did. And all of a sudden, he realized he could defy expectations and BE something instead of falling flat in life like he’d been told so often as a result of his disorders.