Three must reads for teens

Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won’t talk to her, and people she doesn’t know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her head.

Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won’t talk to her, and people she doesn’t know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her head.

There’s something she’s trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens. And then she would have to speak the truth. This extraordinary first novel has captured the imaginations of teenagers and adults worldwide.

Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

Bridget Jones’s Diary is a 1996 novel by Helen Fielding. Written in the form of a personal diary, the novel centers around the life of Bridget Jones, a thirty-something single working woman living in London. She writes (often humorously) about her career, self-image, vices, family, friends, and romantic relationships.

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

The Lovely Bones is a 2002 novel written by Alice Sebold. It is the story of a teenage gir, Susie Salmon, who after being raped and murdered, watches from her personal Heaven as her family and friends struggle to move on with their lives while she comes to terms with her own death. The novel received serious critical praise and became an instant bestseller. It is also a motion picture.

 

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