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A very interesting take on the story of a suicide. Let's you into a troubled mind that just wanted a kind person to take notice and help them.
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
I really enjoyed this novel and I liked the whole premise. This novel shows that there is always more to the story and that appearances can be deceiving.
The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams (my review)
A fictional inside look at cult life. It's heartbreaking to think about this going on.
Scars by Cheryl Rainfield (my review)
A lot of raw emotion in this read. A great glimpse into the mind of a troubled teenager.
Cut by Patricia McCormick
This was one of my favorite books in middle/high school. I just felt like Patricia McCormick know exactly what it felt like to be a teen. It made me feel less alone.
Lark by Tracey Porter (my review)
This was a beautifully tragic story about a young girl being murdered and two girls trying to come to terms with it.
Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
A story from the perspective of a girl who was kidnapped years ago and has been living with the terrible person who took her. Totally horrifying and heart-wrenching.
Such a Pretty Girl by Laura Weiss
A girl's sexually abusive father is let out of prison early, so she still lives at home and has to deal with the new circumstances of his release.
Bitter End by Jennifer Brown (my review)
A realistic look at how a teen girl can be sucked into an abusive relationship without hardly realizing what happened.
But I Love Him by Amanda Grace (my review)
A teenage girl finds herself in a very abusive relationship and looks back on how she got here.
Well, now I'm thoroughly depressed...
The Broke and the Bookish is a group of college aged and twenty somethings that have an unhealthy obsession with reading and would spend every last penny on books even if it meant skipping a few meals. We are the people who lurk in the library, buy handbags based on how many books can be stashed in them, and who refer to characters in books as if they are personal friends.We sought after other bookish college students to share in our love for reading and were brought together by the College Students group on Goodreads that was created in September 2008. Our desire to share great books with each other in and our tendency to be opinionated and passionate about all things book related naturally led to the birth of The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010.