Roth, Veronica. Divergent. London: HarperCollins, 2014. Print. This book is about a girl named tris, she is almost of choosing age and she soon discovers she is a divergent, this story explains her initiation process and is one to a great series, at the end of this book, the plot thickens as it transitions nicely from book to book. This book is a great read If you have or haven't seen the movies I would definitly Read the books because I feel they convey the story much better
Yolen, Jane. The Devil's Arithmetic. New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :Viking Kestrel, 1988. Print. This book is about Hanna Stern, she is Jewish, her grandpa is also Jewish and at the beginning of the book during a religious ceremony she is transported to Poland where she is about to relive to horrors of WW|| This book is more of a slow read but I still love it because it is so different than other books out there, I would read it if your interested in that sort of thing.
Spinelli, Jerry. Loser. S.l.: S.n., 2009. Print. Loser is a fantastic book, it starts with a kid named zinkoff and he is in first grade, he has some friends but as people get older and realize how immature Donald zinkoff is he starts to notice that not many people like him, but he discards that. End of book is great! Loser to hero it's a fast / must read This is my favorite book I've read this year and I'm excited to explore more titles by this author!
Holt, K. A. House Arrest. San Francisco: Chronicle, 2016. Print. House arrest is a great book based on a kid that commited a crime and now he is writing poetic journals of his everyday life, he meets with counslors, goes to school and he has a brother that is very important to the story. this is a great book. I put this on my top list because this book is cryptic, I love the poems because they fit so well with the story every aspect of this book is just fantastic!
Coats, Karen. "Rhyme Schemer by K. A. Holt." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books 68.3 (2014): 158. AEA. Web. 24 May 2017. This book is told through a poem, it talks about a seventh grader named Kevin and goes on to talk about how he was a bully and his life after that. This book shows hardships Kevin has and even displays happiness through poems it's a must read!!! This book made it onto my top list because it follows a hidden agenda, meaning that you don't figure out what the main goal is until the middle of the book, and the way the author reveals that is very cool and I have never seen an author do that before.