Top Ten Tuesday
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The Top Ten topic this week is: Top Ten Books That Make You Think (About The World, People, Life, etc.)
Here is my attempt at a Top Ten.
An incredible story about teenagers who attend a cancer kids support group. A lovely story about life and living it.
This is the chaotic love story of Travis and Abby and how they meet and fall in love. I remember shaking my head as I read the last page of Beautiful Disaster. I flew through this book, the story was addictive. But I cannot understand how anyone can believe that these two will find a happy ending. Travis is bound to turn violent towards the heroine. He is unstable and Abby increases his instability. Travis isn’t romantic, he’s controlling. Head for the hills Abby.
Neve the main character used to be grossly obese but has fought her way to a healthy weight. Loved how the book deals with Neve’s confidence issues. The character has stayed with me.
Breathe is the story of a young girl who falls in love with a world famous pop star. I found the story troubling in that I wondered what message it sent to young girls about relationships. The male character has all the power in the relationship. He makes all the decisions and the heroine is simply carried along.
Frankie was adored by her boyfriend Matthew not for who she was but for who he wanted her to be. I love how Frankie breaks out and becomes her strong capable self. So amazing after reading about the many weak girls sadly prevalent in YA. Sorry Bella!
Parental abuse wasn’t obvious in that there were no bruises or physical scars but every time Rose’s parents didn’t feeling like dealing with her, they put her to sleep in a stasis tube, often for years at a time. A terribly sad story really.
People are amazing 🙂
Does the ends justify the means.
Learning to accept who you are.
I’ve pondered the ending of the Hunger Games many times. I know many people were unhappy with the way the book ended but I thought it was perfect. Katniss was traumatised by all she had endured. If the ending had been happy go lucky, it would have negated or belittled all the loss and death and suffering experienced by the characters.