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.
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom New
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!
25 Standalone Books To Read After Series Burnout (teens and adult books) I can vouch for American Gods and Eleanor and Park. I loved Marcus Zusak's The Book Thief. (I can vouch for none, but I'm keeping this pinner's tag for future reference).
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