Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. A novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932. When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, grifters, and misfits, a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after endless town. A veterinary student who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie.
Night by Elie Wiesel. No other book captures the horror, despair, and loss of faith wrought by the Holocaust. How anyone survived such debasement and slaughter is beyond me. Just hearing the title of this book makes me weak with sadness and fury. Elie Wiesel is a role-model that everyone of any age or race or religion should admire.
Delirium (Book 1 of Trilogy) by Lauren Oliver- I was so bored and disappointed with this book, that I didn't read the next one yet. Absolutely NOTHING happened until the end of the book. If you want a similar plot with more action and better characters, read Matched.
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