Derf. My Friend Dahmer a Graphic Novel. New York, NY: Abrams ComicArts, 2012. Print. Dahmer is an infamous serial killer. This graphic novel walks you through how he grew up and what turned him into a killer. I liked this book because we are so quick to assume that he was the worst person in the world but reading this book you gain a new perspective on what made him that way. It doesn't defend him or give him sympathy he is a bad man who did bad things but with this book you get to watch him transform into the serial killer.
Thomas, Angie. The Hate U Give. London: Walker, 2017. Print Starr was dragged to a party by her friend however it turned out to be a better experience because she reconciled with her friend Khalil. Starr and Khalil were driving home when they were pulled over and Khalil was eventually shot by the police. Because he was black Starr has to deal with the aftermath of his death. I liked this book because it deals with her inner dilemma of what to do. Also, it shows a different perspective from what we see in the news and it was interesting to read. This book opened my eyes and I think everyone should read it.
Johnson, Shawn, and Nancy French. Winning Balance: What I've Learned so Far about Love, Faith, and Living Your Dreams. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale Momentum, 2012. Print. Shawn Johnson tells the story of how she kept practicing at met her goal of going to the Olympics. Also, she tells of how it felt when she didn't win the medal that everyone predicted she would get. I liked this book because I actually felt like I got something out of it. Shawn tells it like it is and what its like to fail on your biggest dream but also how to get over it and I really took it to heart. Also she has been a role model for me since I was little and I loved reading her book
Green, John, and David Levithan. Will Grayson, Will Grayson. London: Penguin, 2014. Print. Two people with the exact same name meet strangely one cold night in Chicago. Before they led very different lives but after they meet they start to intertwine. They face many conflicts once this happens. I enjoyed reading this book because it was different than anything I had read before. it is written in two different perspectives and each perspective was written by a different author and it was very interesting to compare their different writing styles. Also, this is a good book about lgbt+ youth.
Andrews, Jesse. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl: A Novel. New York: Amulet, 2015. Print. Greg and Earl are best friends and filmmakers in high school. One of Greg's childhood friends is diagnosed with cancer. Greg and deal with the awkwardness of old friendships and the reality of her disease, also they try and figure out how to comfort her in this hard time. I like this book because it deals with the hard topic of cancer but in a lighter way. It includes humor but still focuses on these hard topics like cancer. I also like how it represented their friendship in a real way because once you lose touch with someone and are no longer as close as you used to be its hard to become their friend again.