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Sophie Fiore, Staff Reporter

Fiction: “We Were Liars” by E. Lockhart

In this mysterious book, one will see the lives of the Sinclair family and be a part of their summer adventures. Every summer the whole family goes to a privately-owned island off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. The group of cousins, the liars, spends all this time together, but what will happen to the liars when all chaos breaks loose? Read this thrilling book to find out.


Romance: “All the Bright Places” by Jennifer Niven

This book is romance with a twist. Theodore is obsessed with the idea of death. He loves thinking of ways to kill himself. Every time he tries, he is stopped by something. Violet is the opposite. She has her life all planned out. She cannot wait to graduate and live her life. When they meet, they discover they can be themselves around each other. In this fierce romance novel you will experience emotional tolls and see this interesting relationship untwine.


Dystopian Fiction: “Divergent” by Veronica Roth

In this dystopian society, life is planned out. There are five factions that people are put in, which determines how the rest of their lives will turn out. Tris, who lives in this futuristic society, is placed in the wrong faction, for none define who she is. The reader will go through her life, being put into a place where she doesn’t belong. She must fight the norm to save her kind. Find out what happens in this thrilling trilogy by checking out this book at your local library!


Thriller: “The Lovely Bones” by Alice Sebold

The Lovely Bones is a perfect fit for those wanting a thrilling and suspenseful read. The reader will meet teen Susie Salmon, who is murdered at age 14. During the book she is in between life and death, being on earth but not seen by humans. She must decide between avenging her own death and giving her family a normal life.


Historical Fiction: “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak

This historical fiction novel takes the reader on an emotional rollercoaster. It is placed during World War II in Germany. The main character, Liesel, is illiterate when she is welcomed into her foster family. They teach her how to read, and she instantly falls in love with books. It gets complicated when her foster family hides a Jewish man in their basement. Her dislike of Hitler causes her to have an open heart toward Max, the man her parents are harboring. She gets to know him well, and they quickly become friends. The reader eventually delves into the struggles of living in Germany during World War II. The most interesting part of this book is that the story is told told from Death’s perspective.