Favorite Reads of 4-Year Seniors! Class of 2009! Woo-hoo!
One of my favorite books is A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway. I really enjoyed the book because there was a riveting plot line, and the development of the main characters is superb. I also enjoyed some of the intentional ambiguity by the author, because that kept me continuously interested as to what was going to happen next.
Snow by Orhan Pamuk. I read this book before traveling to Turkey earlier this year and was taken by the story. It is the story of a writer who returns to Kars and finds inspiration, romance and political unrest. Snow shows readers what it is truly like to live in the Turkish "deep state".
The first book that jumps to mind is one that I read this past summer called Tamar: A Novel of Espionage, Passion, and Betrayal by Mal Peet. It is a war novel about a spy's granddaughter uncovering their family's history after his unexpected suicide. I was drawn to this book first of all because the cover was shiny and literally caught my eye. And just as it is indicated, this is a book about espionage, passion, and betrayal which was very intriguing. I recommend it to anyone who is interested in this time period or anyone who is looking for a good read.
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. I love this book because it tells the story of two rival groups the Greasers and the Socs, and how their worlds collide. The main character, Ponyboy, meets a girl who is part of the Socs, and finds he has more in common with her than he could imagine. As the story unfolds it's interesting to see how both individuals potentially learn from one another. This book is full of, passion and vivid description. It should be on everyone's reading list.
I recommend The Book of Everything by Guus Kuijer. I read it sophomore year, and loved how quirky and imaginative it is!
My favorite book right now is A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers. I read it my creative non-fiction class. I liked it because it was a great read, that staggered in both heartbreaking and genius moments!