With the varying degrees of weather we’ve been having recently, the Teen Press Corps would like to give you some suggestions of books that will keep you warm on the coldest of days.
Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
This winter I read the entire Pretty Little Liars series by the fire. This series reads like the corresponding t.v. show, so it’s the perfect read to read and then watch when your stuck inside.
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
This is my favorite go-to read when I am in the mood for a short, light, and happy read! I love how exotic the places are, and it is as if I am there in person. This book can always put a smile on my face and it definitely gives me the warm-and-fuzzies on a dreary and cold day.
It’s A Funny Story by Ned Vizinni
One of the best novels to cuddle up with! Reminiscent to The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobksy, It’s A Funny Story is about a young boy who is struggling with feelings he doesn’t quite understand. The main character, 16-year-old Craig Gilner, contemplates jumping off a bridge and ending his short-lived life. He doesn’t jump though. Instead, he checks in a hospital to get help. He meets various people with various afflictions. These people not only teach him how to deal with his problems but also how to love and understand other people. You will laugh. You will cry. And you will definitely want to hold this book tight to your chest and scream!
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
I can snuggle up with any book, but my favorite book to do that with is Graceling by Kristin Cashore. Graceling and the other books in the series (Fire and Bitterblue) are mostly intense, action packed reads, and I love them so much that I can’t resist re-reading them when the weather is gloomy.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Mmm, fleshed out characters and realistic relationships. Okay, at first glance this book is about an awkward, quirky, geeky girl who falls in love when she goes to college, but it’s so much more than that. It involves real problems that are solved with real solutions rather than just being used to further the romance, and it’s awesome. Every time I pick it up and try to read only one specific scene, I get pulled in and read the whole thing again.