As an art project I once had to draw my dream tree house, as a book worm I thought of the perfect place to read. I’m at my most comfortable when surrounded by books so I thought of a tree house made of books.
This is a list of books I would include in it, if you need a good book maybe this will help.
NOTE: In a few reviews I may mention that I first read these books in middle school, please note that I went to a relatively advanced middle school and was at this school still considered to be an advanced reader (as I’m a huge nerd and book worm with no social life) therefore many of the works I studied in middle school are actually on a high school level and include many classics also enjoyed by adults. Please do not let the fact that it was enjoyable to an 11 or 12 year old detour you from giving some of these books a chance.
- The Immortal Instruments Series, Infernal Devices Trilogy, The Dark Artifices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare
These are my favorite books, I don’t think I could explain exactly why, there are too many reasons. Basically if you like demons,angels, vampires, werewolves, etc. you’ll like these series. Also if you’ve seen the show “Shadowhunters” this is where it came from.
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
If you have only seen the movie you MUST read the book. The book is more about mortality however there’s also comedy and romance too. The movie seemed in my opinion to be a chick flick and as someone who read the book, it shouldn’t have been. Good for anyone, not just teenage girls.
- Speaker of the Dead by Orson Scott Card.
If you’ve read Ender’s Game you may be thinking this sounds familiar. This continues Ender’s story as an adult. I personally didn’t love the first few Ender stories I read however this one was different, I cant exactly figure out why but this just stuck out among the series.
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
I read this for school when I was twelve and I’ve never forgotten it. I have yet to see the movie so I can’t compare the two.
- 1984 by George Orwell
This book’s a classic, granted it’s a weird one but defiantly something everyone should read. WARNING/possible SPOILER: there is a really weird rape fantasy and a lot of sex.
- Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
When I was in middle school I had to read this book and just this weekend I rediscovered it as an 18 year old. I actually remember a lot of the story by heart and have thought a lot about this book since I read it at age twelve. I remember loving this book so much that when I saw it at the thrift store under a pile of books I actually hurt my back diving for it. That being said, what’s it about? A young boy living in Boston in The days of the Revolutionary war. He ends up getting involved in the events (I won’t give spoilers on what exactly). It’s a historical fiction and its an easy read, written to be enjoyable for basically all ages as I liked when I was at about a ninth grade reading level and know adults (myself included although I’m only 18 as of posting this review) who also enjoyed it.
- To Be continued…