Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This weeks top 10 are ” Top Ten Books That You Wish Were Taught In Schools”
My top ten are listed below in no particular order.
1. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson: A brutal look at eating disorders and how they affect both the person with the disorder and the people around them. This was a hard book to read but worth it for the discussion.
2. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein: Excellent look at the Holocaust from the perspective of a female espionage agent during WWII. It was totally engrossing, entertaining, darkly humorous, and heartbreaking.
3. The Book Thief by Marek Zusak: Another book about World War II that was told from the point of view of Death. This was also during World War II and looked at how the war affected the German population in a very darkly humorous way.
4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: About about a group of teens dealing with cancer. This was hilariously funny, heartfelt, and a great discussion starter.
5. If I Stay by Gayle Forman: A girl in a coma looks at her body from the outside and has to decide if she should give up and die or come back to her shattered life.
6. The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams: An interesting look at a girl who lives in a Commune where men are allowed to have multiple wives. A bit disturbing but a very interesting topic for discussion. This book does a good job of balancing the benefits and evils of that type of living situation.
7. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate: One of my absolutely all time favorite books. This is about a girl who discovers the wonders of the scientific method and evolutionary theory. It is funny, wonderfully entertaining, and I loved it. It really shows how girls who love science struggled to break into the field, but in a fun way.
8. Every Day by David Levithan: About a young man who doesn’t have a body but wakes up in someone else’s body every day. Intriguing idea.
9. Pivot Point by Kasie West: This one was another one of my favorite reads. The girl in this book has the ability to see what affect a major choice she makes will have on the rest of her life before she makes the choice. Again, very cool idea and really makes you think.
10. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan: This one is just pure fun. It’s about a high school where outrageous is the norm and everyone accepts who everyone else is. A fun read and a nice lesson on tolerance.