Stoner wins Waterstones Book of the Year 2013 - Telegraph
I read this when i was 13. I am rarely disturbed by books, but this one i found moving. Well worth the read; a sign of a good book sometimes, I find, is one that makes you uncomfortable in your own skin because it charges you to re-look at your own humanity
Defending Jacob was actually hard for me to get into. A book about a father, DA, who is working the murder of a 14 year old boy when his own son becomes the prime suspect. Although it began slow and had a dull climax the ending I honestly did not see coming, which in turn, made the book worth reading. I'm a sucker for an unsuspected ending.