My Top 5 Favorite Books

Jessica Ceja, Writer

Elenor & park by rainbow Rowell. Is love something to fight for? Both characters go through the struggles  of love with fighting their enemies, family, and friends. They are both  are in rival families but die to be together.

Carry on by Rainbow Rowell. A fantasy novel  which transports  readers to the world of magic. The chosen one ( Simon Snow) must defeat the evil humdrum, who seeks to destroy the magical world in the United Kingdom. The  book features a gay romance between the protagonist Simon and his nemesis Tyrannus “Baz”

Paper Towns by John Green. Its a coming of age story.  It focuses on Quentin, a boy about to begin his adult life, and the adventure him and his friends, Ben and Radar, have their senior year that centers on the disappearance of their classmate Margo Roth Spiegelman.

kite Runner by by Khaled Hosseini. story of an unlikely friendship between a wealthy Afghan boy, named Amir, and Hassan, the son of his father’s servant. A family in Afghanistan that makes mistakes but learns and grows from them.

Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger. Two days in the life of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield after he has been expelled from prep school. Confused and disillusioned, Holden searches for truth and rails against the “phoniness” of the adult world. He ends up exhausted and emotionally unstable.

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