Ordinary People by Judith Guest. Read this in Jr High & the teacher was surprised I comprehended the subject matter so young. Hmm, it wasn't that difficult but it's a wonderful book. Made into a movie in 1980 with Donald Sutherland & Timothy Hutton.
The Giver - Read. I read this when I was in middle school and I didn't like it then. So, I thought, with the movie coming out, I'd give it another shot. Still leaves a bit to be desired, but the dystopian genre always makes me think.
Lee finds "The Giver" by Lois Lowry, a gem of a book. When Jonas turns he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. Now, it’s time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.
Another book I avoided and finally decided to read. I haven't cried over a book in the longest time, but this one brought me to tears. I felt such a range of emotions throughout this entire book. Well done, Jodi Picoult!
This book never fails to make me cry, make me sick to my stomach and want to kill this poor child's mother. But I think everyone should read it, just to know how horrible child abuse is and that these things really happen to innocent children.
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides— This stunning novel revolves around Calliope Stephanides (or Cal), and it’s a great read for anyone interested in gender and taking a closer look at how family and biology shape your identity.