Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovelies over at The Broke and the Bookish.
1. Speechless by Hannah Harrington: Yep, this is one of those books that dealt with so many tough issues in the most subtle way while still being effective in its message. It made me think about what a horrible person I used to be, heh.
2. Saving June by Hannah Harrington: I read Saving June last year and that sense of “lost-then-found” still lingers. It’s amazing how Hannah Harrington can write stories that make you feel like you lost your own sister along with the protagonist! PAINFUL.
3. Fracture by Megan Miranda: I don’t know what exactly to put Fracture under because it sure wasn’t about those intuitive tough subjects (abuse, grief, suicide etc.), yet it still weighs my heart with stones and set them in a heavy tone… OH THAT ACTUALLY RHYMES. Okay, maybe it was the life-and-death elements (that’s an awfully tough subject) but really, this book should be used in Philosophy Classes.
4. Just One Day by Gayle Forman: Paris and romance aside, Just One Day was a story of a girl finding her identity. HER identity, and that to me was a subject that was personally difficult. Sometimes, life just gets so damn busy that you never get a chance to stop and find out what defines who you are. Guess I found it.
5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: This. was tough. I don’t even think I need to explain! All that skewered concepts of Hunger Games and thinking about all those kids who died trying to survive while others watched on with entertainment MAKES ME SICK. And… Rue </3
6. Delirium by Lauren Oliver: Yeah, Delirium has its cheesy fluff but it has its moments too.
7. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro: This is definitely the best “tough subjects” book I’ve read! It was beautiful and amazing and haunting because I’ll never want to think about the pain these children have to go through.
8. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: My last year’s school text and well, it was tough to read. I mean, all school texts are tough to read but this was exceptionally tough because by the end I was just an emotional mess thinking about Boo Radley and all that discrimination and GAAH. Makes me so broken and mad.
9. The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston: Just read this and I thought it was good in dealing with all the sadness and loss that a teen faces when she has to build false identities over false identities to protect her family.
10. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith: Weird choice. I KNOW. But besides the cute love story, Statistical Probability was also about Hadley coming to terms with her father’s new wife, and Oliver dealing with… Okay, I won’t be giving that away so JUST GO READ THEM!!
What “tough” books made it onto your list?