The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver The protagonist makes a break for the west in a beat-up old car to make a new life for herself and her daughter. She leaves with no plan and next to no money and finds inspiration in the bean trees.
A Child Called It | Dave Pelzer New paperback Book pb
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.
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.
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.