Night - Elie Wiesel This is also one of my favorite books to teach. It's about a father and son trying to survive the concentration camps during the Holocaust. My students and I wrote to the author this past school year and he actually wrote back to us!
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.
Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series are hysterical books. There are so far 18 in the series, starting with One For the Money. Stephanie is a newbie bounty hunter and the foils of her life and job will keep you laughing!
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!