Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (17)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

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This weeks topic is Top Ten Books Dealing With Tough Subjects. To be honest I haven't read many 'issue books'. I'm not sure why. Here's what I could come up with.
  1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green-Cancer is definitely a tough subject. John Green manages to write about it in such beautifully brutal way that is as hard to read as it is to forget.
  2. In Honor by Jessi Kirby-With her brothers best friend passed out in the passenger seat Honor sets off on this crazy road trip in the name of her dead brother. Along the way they deal with their grief over losing someone so important to them and the way they do that through the things they did for his memory and for each other were so honest and touching. 
  3. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver-The main issue in this book is that in the beginning the main character is not likeable one bit. Then she dies and is forced to relive that day 7 times and throughout them she finds a way to say her goodbyes in the right way, fix what she's messed up, and grows so much as a person.
  4. Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey-In the midst of her grief when her boyfriend dies Wren finds a way to bring him back and has to deal with the consequences of that. This book was a great way to put a paranormal twist on losing someone you love.
  5. The Wake Trilogy by Lisa McMann-This is a dark intense series about a girl who gets sucked into other peoples dreams. You wouldn't guess it as first, but this series deals with physical abuse, absentee and alcoholic parents, inappropriate teachers, and rape. It pretty much has it all and it is so emotional. 
  6. Shiver by Maggie Steifvater-When your parents put you in the bathtub and slit your wrists those physical and emotional scars stick with you. It's not a major plot point in the series, but it definitely affects the main characters storyline.
Those are my (few) picks this week! What were yours? Are their any issue books that are on your list that you think I would like? Tell me in the comments!


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