Books I've read this month include: Fangirl, counting in 7's and the book thief.
Next, is a called 'Fangirl' by Rainbow Rowel. I watched and looked at many reviews on this book but i still wasn't sure if I would like it. I loved it. Although it was long (just under 500 pages) I read it reasonably quickly as it was extremely gripping! It contained romance,humour and drama. But what I most enjoyed about it was it contained snippets of the main characters fan fiction she wrote. This contained amazing descriptions and almost made you enter in to two worlds in one book. It is written amazingly and you fall in love with the characters! The plot was based around a pair of twins going to university, finding their own lives instead of being thought of as one person. They are called Cath and Wren,(Cathwren!-I didn't realise until half way through the book!) Wren wants to go to parties and meet boys, where as Cath is usually in her own world writing her fan fiction. You learn a lot about writing in this book and although it is an easy story line, theres always something going on and theres a feel of education in this book-it inspired me to start writing again. It is a teen fiction book and I would advise it to 13-18 year olds.
Next, is a book called 'Counting by 7s' by Holly Goldberg Sloan. This is a book about a 12 year old girl named Willow, who is a genius. So clever, infact, that the school send her to a counceller because they think she cheats in her tests! Unfortunately, her parents who adopted her when she was young die in an unexpected car crash. Which leaves her feeling very lost and lonely. She finds people who are there for her and want to help her through the pain, and slowly but surely she becomes much stronger and happier, despite how much she's gone through in life. By the end of the book, you are extremely inspired by Willow. There are many uplifting thoughts that go through her head throughout the book and it has a very sweet,uplifting ending. I would recommend it to people age 11-16.
'The book thief' by Marcus Zuzak was amazing. This is based on a girl who is transported to live with other family in WW2. This family helps to hide a Jew in their cellar. Lisa, the girl, learns to read and write with her father and then soon teaches and reads to the Jew. They soon become friends and both of there conference builds and you get to know them more and more throughout the book. This book is extremely gripping, funny and moving. I highly recommend it! The individual thing about it, is its narrated by death. Which lets you see life in a very different perspective. I would recommend it to people age 12+, it fits in to teen and adult fiction.