Flowers for Algernon is one of the saddest books I have ever read.
Favorite quote: “What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.”
The school system loves to assign us books to read: usually classics, and usually depressing. But the books you read for school aren’t the only classics worth your time! Without further ado, here are 10 great classics I read outside of school. *Disclaimer: Many of these I read years ago and are considered children’s classics,
Favorite quote: “Just because you can’t experience everything doesn’t mean you shouldn’t experience anything.”
A few weeks into quarantine, I discovered something amazing: the sheer number of audiobooks you can find on YouTube for free.
I had heard Malala’s story before, in magazine articles and at school, and I decided it was about time I read her memoir. I’m really glad I did.
I am WAY late to the party with this one, but I finally read The Hunger Games this year.
Favorite quote: “If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.”
Okay, the writing in this book was SO GOOD. Turtles All the Way Down is the third John Green book I’ve read, and it is definitely my favorite so far.
I definitely liked this book more than I was expecting to. I don’t always enjoy YA romance books because of the seemingly inevitable instalove and cringey, pseudo-deep dialogue. But Five Feet Apart was a pleasant surprise: it had two intelligent, well-developed protagonists and a really sweet (and really sad) story.
Hi, my name is Emily and I’m a high school sophomore who loves to read, drink coffee, and try new things. I mostly read YA fiction and classics, and my favorite subjects at school are English and computer science. I decided to start this blog so that I could share book reviews and write articles