Barakiva, Michael. One Man Guy. New York: Square Fish, 2016. Print. This book is about an Armenian boy, Alek, and how he realizes his sexuality. He meets this new boy that is older than him and is apparently a bad influence. He has to talk to his parents about his life. I chose this book because it was a new type of book and the ending is very interesting. I would have thought his parents would react one way but they react very differently.
Smith, Jennifer E. This Is What Happy Looks like. New York: Scholastic, 2014. Print. This book is about a girl, Ellie, and her relationships. She starts to accidentally email and boy around her age and they develop feelings for each other. Then the boy comes to where Ellie lives and they finally meet. I chose this book because the love story is really cute. Also, the uniqueness of Ellie´s life story is very interesting. The expectation of what will happen is very different from what actually will happen. I really like how the book ended and what Ellie´s decision is about her life.
Murphy, Julie. Dumplin'. New York, NY: Balzer Bray, an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017. Print. This book is about a girl, Willowdean, who has no problem with her body. She tells everyone she meets that she is fat, and she says that to get it out of the way. At her job, she meets a boy and they like each other. After this relationship, she starts to doubt herself and she puts her confidence to the test. She enters herself in her mother´s pageant. I choose this book because this book is about self-confidence and it shows a different perspective about it. Usually, books are about how someone does not feel comfortable in their body and then after their journey through life, they now like their body and feel confident. But this book is different because she already loves her body.
Nolan, Han. Pregnant Pause. Boston: Graphia/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011. Print This book is about a girl, Elly, who becomes pregnant with her boyfriend´s child. Her family has to go to Africa and Elly is forced to stay on her boyfriend´s parents camp. There she meets new kids and she learns more about herself and her boyfriend. I chose this book because I had never read about teen pregnancies and this isn´t something that I can just relate to. You have to read much more to find the deeper meaning and how it relates to you. Also, I really like the ending and how she deals with her pregnancy.
Asher, Jay. 13 Reasons Why. London: Penguin, 2017. Print. This book is about a girl named Hannah Baker, who commits suicide. Before doing so, she recorded thirteen tapes, each one reason why she died. Those tapes are passed onto the people that are on the tapes. Clay Jensen, the main character, receives these tapes and then his whole life is turned upside down. This book is the best book I have ever read in my opinion. This really changed my whole perspective on suicide. The story of Hannah Baker and her life made me realize how even the smallest things you tell people can make a big difference in their lives.