Hey guys! Long time no blog:) I've been super busy with school, holidays, dance, and my birthday. (By the way- I share it with the most badass heroine in YA history- KATNISS EVERDEEN. Go May 8th) Anyway, back to do some list-making! This week's TTT hosted by The Broke and Bookish topic is top ten books dealing with tough subjects. I'm sure we'll see a lot of the same ones but here we go!
1. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
2. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson - this one was brilliant.
4. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
5. Looking for Alaska by John Green- there's a slew of tough issues in there, God knows which one was the main point. It would also make my list of top ten most beautiful books.
6. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
7. The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen- the most in-detail description of the Nazi concentration camps I've read. I was little when I read it, so maybe it's not as horrifying as I remember it, but it seared my heart and mind.
8. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak- there are hundreds of amazing Holocaust books. You can see my post on them here.
9. Desert Flower by Waris Dirie- the traumatizing TRUE STORY of this Somali model before she became one. You might not want to give this to a kid...
10. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie- this books deals with hard and true issues, in a light and teen friendly way. You could even give it to a kid if he/she is a, you know, knowledgeable kid.
There are some a few more that I'm planning to read soon, like Dreamland by Sarah Dessen and Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky.
So what's on your list?
And despite the theme, have a happy Tuesday:)