Adolescent Literature

#IMWAYR 3.11.19

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Happy Monday!! For last week, I read three YA books.

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Screen Shot 2019-03-11 at 11.48.02 AM.pngMonster is about a young man who is put on trial for murdering an older man during a robbery. The book covers the trial as it goes on as well as Steve’s journals about his life and the trial. This is a book I have thought about reading for quite a while but was never interested in it. I am so glad that I finally read it. Covering the trial and the journals was so exciting and you are just hoping that the main character will be proven not guilty. Another great thing about this book is that it is such a quick read because of how it is written. There is a lot of dialogue so it is very easy to get through. However, I will say that I got confused with some of the characters. Some I kept getting mixed up with each other. Overall, I  would recommend this book to someone who is interested in crime stories but this is a great read for everyone.

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Screen Shot 2019-03-11 at 11.47.45 AM.pngAllegiant is the final book in the Divergent series. There isn’t a lot I can say about this book without spoiling the previous book but in this book, Tris is working to create a safe area that is not ruled by one power. That is really all I can say. However, this book is a great conclusion to the series. It is VERY upsetting so be cautious to when getting to the end! From what I have read, a lot of people did not like the ending of this series because it is not a very happy ending. To me, it was very relieving to get something different and this ending really set it apart from other popular YA series.

Pedro and Me by Judd Winick

Screen Shot 2019-03-11 at 11.47.20 AM.pngThis book is about the relationship between the author and Pedro Zamora. Pedro is HIV positive and spent his time being a motivational speaker on how to live with being HIV positive. It is seen as such a negative thing but Pedro shows that people with this illness can live a full and happy life. Overall, the book was very beautiful, in terms of the story and illustrations. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone.

Hope you all had a wonderful midterm break! Happy Reading!


6 thoughts on “#IMWAYR 3.11.19”

  1. I’ve heard wonderful things about Pedro and Me from multiple people, but I didn’t know what the storyline was. Thank you for sharing! I also read the Divergent series, but somehow I managed to read them in the wrong order. I accidently read the third book second so you can imagine my confusion and mental turmoil. lol Happy reading this week!


  2. I love, love, LOVE Pedro & Me. Hands down one of the best books I have read this semester… and the first one to make me cry in quite some time. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Monster has also been on my list for awhile, but I haven’t read it yet. Thank you for the summary. I seem to have a vague memory of purchasing it when I was in high school, so I’m going to have to scour my bookshelves next time I go home to see if it is still there!

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