Monday, 19 December 2011

Dozen Best Discussion Books

No, it's not English class all over again! These are beautifully written books with messages that can be explored, but are still great to read just on the surface. I added a couple words to give you a brief idea of what they dicuss.

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson (Anorexia)
Junk by Melvin Burgess (Drugs)
A Little Piece of Ground by Elizabeth Laird (Palestine/Israel conflict)
Identical by Ellen Hopkins (Drugs, cutting, bulimia, sexual name it, this book has got it)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (First Nations issues- hilarious book though)
The First Part Last by Angela Johnson (Teenage pregnancy)
A Step from Heaven by An Na (Immigrant experience and family issues)
Perfect by Ellen Hopkins (Modelling problems, family issues, homosexuality, and many more) 
Looking for JJ by Anne Cassidy (Murder, prostitution)
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (unpopularity and more...but to say it would be to give the story away)
Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah (issues around the Muslim religion, including wearing hijabs, dealing with weight issues- super funny)
Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta (depression)

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