There is a lot more diversity in books these days and that’s great. You can read a book about a bisexual character, you can read about mental illness, about what it’s like to be a person of colour and so on. Still though there need to be more diverse books. It’s incredibly important that stories with diverse characters are emphasized. For both children, young adults and adults to read literature and see themselves reflected in what there reading. I myself want to read more diversely. And so I’am participating in the meme created by bookshelves and paperbacks. This is a weekly meme that will feature three books.
1. A diverse book you have read and enjoyed;
2. A diverse book that has already been released but you have not read;
3. A diverse book that has not yet been released.
Grace and Tippi. Tippi and Grace. Two sisters. Two hearts. Two dreams. Two lives. But one body.
Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins, joined at the waist, defying the odds of survival for sixteen years. They share everything, and they are everything to each other. They would never imagine being apart. For them, that would be the real tragedy.
But something is happening to them. Something they hoped would never happen. And Grace doesn’t want to admit it. Not even to Tippi.
How long can they hide from the truth—how long before they must face the most impossible choice of their lives?
I absolutely loved this book. I adored it. One of the most emotionally charged novels I’ve ever read. Check out my review, if you want to know more.
Highly Illogical Behavior
Sixteen-year-old Solomon is agoraphobic. He hasn’t left the house in three years, which is fine by him.
Ambitious Lisa desperately wants to get into the second-best psychology program for college (she’s being realistic). But is ambition alone enough to get her in?
Determined to “fix” Sol, Lisa steps into his world, along with her charming boyfriend, Clark, and soon the three form an unexpected bond. But, as Lisa learns more about Sol and he and Clark grow closer and closer, the walls they’ve built around themselves start to collapse and their friendships threaten to do the same.
I have never read a book about somebody that is agoraphobic. I can’t wait to learn more about the disease. I don’t know if I am going to like this since it seems that Lisa is willing to be a friend to Solomon just to get in to a fancy program, but we will see. What did you think of the book?
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life
Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican-American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he?
I still have yet to read the first book of Benjamin Alire Sáenz. Since that one gets rave reviews I am willing to bet this one will to. Not that I go and buy a book just based on rave reviews, the synopsis interests me too. What is so interesting about the synopsis? Sal’s sudden change and him questioning everything. The questioning everything part reminds me a lot of The Perks of Being A Wallflower, a book I loved. Anyway, for those of you who were fortunate enough to have already read this, what did you think?
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