Library Good Reads

A few suggested titles:

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunts and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

Wool by Hugh Howey
In a toxic world, a community lives underground, when Sheriff Holston asks to leave and go outside, mechanic Juliette is appointed as the new sheriff and learns how badly her world is broken.

Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunts and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley      e-read on Internet
"A SQUAT grey building of only thirty-four stories. Over the main entrance the words, CENTRAL LONDON HATCHERY AND CONDITIONING CENTRE, and, in a shield, the World State's motto, COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, STABILITY..."  

Divergent by Veronicz Roth
In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
An adolescent boy, knowing he is about to be dropped by his school, spends three days and nights in New York City. 

The Book Thief by Mark Zusak
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
When brain surgery makes a mouse into a genius, dull-witted Charlie Gordon wonders if it might also work for him. It does ... but then the mouse begins to regress.

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Depicts the experiences of a group of young German soldiers fighting and suffering during the last days of World War I.

Dracula by Bram Stoker
Having discovered the double identity of the wealthy Transylvanian nobleman, Count Dracula, a small group of people vow to rid the world of the evil vampire.

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Willful and pampered Scarlett O'Hara's strength of character carries her thought the deprivations of the Civil War, but her infatuation with Ashley Wilkes keeps her from recognizing her true love until it is too late.

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman year in high school.

Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
Based on the diary of a fifteen-year-old drug user chronicling her struggle to escape the pull of the drug world.

Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
After his arrival on Earth from his home on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith becomes the founder and pastor of a new religious sect.