The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a fantastic novel written by Brian Selznick. He tells the story of Hugo Cabret; an orphan living in Paris, France. Brian Selznick tells Hugo's story in not just words, but PICTURES!
A must read by all parents, and especially Teens. This book is written about a teen who commited suicide and left behind cassette tapes to her bullies and telling them how they helped her along her path to suicide.
Baking Cakes in Kigali: A Novel by Gaile Parkin. I love this book! Set in Rwanda, it is the story of a lady who bakes cakes and in doing so, gets to know many interesting people. Makes me want to visit Africa!
Sideways Stories from Wayside School: Louis Sachar. An incredibly quirky children's book. A quick, easy read that emphasized, to me, the importance of imagination making the world a place of wonder for children.
The early masterpiece of V. Naipaul's brilliant career, A House for Mr. Biswas is an unforgettable story inspired by Naipaul's father that has been hailed as one of the twentieth century's finest novels.