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Book Recommendations

by Jennifer Marquez, Staff Reporter

If you don't like to read, maybe it's because you haven't found a book that interests you. I want to recommend a few of all kinds of books that may be of interest to you.

If after seeing this you still don't like to read, maybe reading is not your thing.

If you like horror I recommend “Imaginary friend” by Stephen Chbosky.

This book tells the story of a 7-year-old boy named Christopher who has had to watch his mother run away from an abusive relationship that leads them to Mill Grove, Pennsylvania. Since his arrival in this place Christopher begins to perceive something strange, something that is constantly by his side, something that only he can see, this something is someone who has a mission for him. I personally really liked this book because the author describes the scenes so well that you can imagine them as if it were a movie, as if you could visualize yourself in the story.

If science fiction is in your interest I recommend "1984" by George Orwell.

This book tells us about a fictional society that has limited freedom for its people, it tries to suppress the personality of each individual, the story is about a person who wants to think for himself and see the reality in which he lives in, but this is the biggest offense that can exist in this world so he must have to hide and look for allies in order to survive. Personally I recommend this book as it invites you to think and be critical in your life.

If mystery is your thing, I recommend "The Silent Patient" by Alex Michaelides.

This book tells us about a woman who lives in a mental hospital since she was accused of killing her husband but not because she did it or not, but because at the moment she was found next to her husband's body she did not return to say a single word. Sometime later a psychotherapist comes to work at this mental hospital where he meets this woman, he begins to become obsessed with understanding what exactly happened, proving her innocence or proving her guilt. I personally really liked this book because you don't expect what will happen, or at least I had no idea of the twist that was going to take place.

If you are interested in a fantasy story I recommend reading "Heartless" by Marissa Meyer. This book tells us about a young woman named Cathrine who is really passionate about baking, whose biggest dream is to create a bakery with her maid and her best friend in the kingdom of hearts, but then everyone's plans are completely different, her parents want Cathrine to get marry since they have a high rank in society and therefore a reputation to protect, and all of this is supported by the king himself who decides that he wants to marry her. Cathrine is torn between doing what is expected of her or fulfilling her dreams. In this way we see her become the terrible queen of hearts that we know today. I really liked this book since we see the evolution of Catherine as little by little she becomes more selfish and overall more evil.

If romance is in your interest, I recommend "Of Love and Other Pandemics" by Myriam M. Lejardi. This book tells us the story of David, a 19-year-old boy who lives alone during the pandemic, and a ex classmate named Lara who due to the situation, will have to move into David's apartment in order to continue working at the supermarket, they both don't like each other since they are complete opposites, David is a rich, braggart mommy's boy, while Lara must work to pay for her studies. Can you imagine what it would be like to live with the person you hate during quarantine?

This book is very addictive, I really liked the evolution of the characters and the comedy touches on the pandemic, I think they make the book even better.

And if you are interested in reading a classic I recommend "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. This book is narrated with Scout, a 6-year-old girl who lives with her father Atticus and her brother Jem, the story is set in a town in Alabama (fictional) at a time when racism was an important issue, and discrimination was very common. Scount will tell us about her family life, but also a very particular case, Atticus is hired as a defense lawyer for a black man who is accused of raping a white woman, all the people at that time judge why Atticus is doing this job, but Atticus does not allow himself to be corrupted but above all he does not allow himself to be influenced. This book will not be read from one day to another since this looks requires reflection, something that I really like in this book.

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