GC students make book recommendations

by Della Hedge/Staff Writer

These books come highly recommended from Honors English 10. 

One book I read last semester was You Say It First by Katie Conugo. This book is so good. It’s about two very different people who live in two very different states who somehow find themselves in love. They fight and make up and eventually end up together. The writing style is so good; it’s told by both characters and it’s definitely packed with twists and turns and so many different ideas.This was the first book I read by Conugo but definitely not the last. I definitely recommend this book if you like the Opposites Attract idea. -Della Hedge 

I read over the summer It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover. I definitely jumped on the bandwagon and I don’t regret it at all. The way Colleen drives her writing is absolutely amazing. This starts with a teenage girl who falls in love with a boy who had to move due to family issues. She also eventually moves to get out of her toxic house and falls for a guy who she thinks is a wonderful person and he turns out to be a horrible husband. She finds out her teenage boyfriend is in the same state as her and they reconnect. This book has so many plot twists and dark turns; it keeps you interested in the whole book. -Della Hedge 

I read a book last semester that brought me to tears on multiple different occasions. It is Tilt by Ellen Hopkins. This book talks about real world issues and real teenage stories. Some ideas most authors stray away from because they are sensitive topics, but Hopkins didn’t and it was so good. Some of the topics she covers are: teen pregnancy, teen substance abuse, depression, anxiety etc. She also wrote in verse which just made the whole book better. She writes in three different points of view, and tells three very real stories. Each character has a very different story but can relate to everyone in the end. This is my favorite book I have ever read. It’s genuinely so good. -Della Hedge

I recommend Impulse by Ellen Hopkins. It’s a book with deep topics, but is very relatable in some situations. Light is being shed on things people don’t really like to talk about. Real stories that almost every teen can relate to. -Isabella Marquez

I read Flawed by Cecelia Ahern. In the book the country has different rules to keep people from being “Flawed.” It’s an interesting book that’s hard to put down with a lot of twists to keep you on the edge of your seat. -Tanessa O’Neal

I read The Comfort Book by Matt Haig. In this nonfiction book the author talks about all of his different worldly experiences. He brings you through how to understand yourself and others better. Matt Haig also lets you know it is okay to not be okay. If you need to take a moment no one should be judged for it. It has helped me learn more about how to act and treat others. -Lauren Sherman