Books that Change Lives

So, every now and then this thing goes around Facebook where you’re supposed to list 10 or 15 or 20 of the books that have impacted your life or touched you the most or just resonated with you.  I actually think that’s a pretty cool idea- especially since I think that books really have the power to change lives.  So I’m going to start a page here at EurOK where we can post the titles of books that have changed our lives- books that we’d like to share with you.  And, of course, you all are welcome to comment with books that have changed yours!  Hopefully this list will just keep growing and growing and…

-Enjouée

1. The Perks of Being a Wallfower by Stephen Chbosky (E)

2. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (E)

3. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (E)

4. The Crucible by Arthur Miller (E)

5. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (E)

6. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.  Now hear me out: I read this book because I was curious.  I was curious to see if it was worth anything or if it was just a simple teen fad.  I’ve never been one to do things simply because everyone else is doing it or because it’s “cool.”  But when this book rolled around and girls were in tears over it, I started to wonder.  So, I finally picked it up and read it so that I could pass my own, educated judgment on it (much like the whole reason I decided to get hypnotized in front of 300 of my fellow-campus mates), and this book is more than just a teen fad.  It’s more than just a teen love story with a tragic, chronic-illness twist.  If you really read the book, there are some stinging truths both about being a teenager and about life, and that is why it changed me. (E)

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