DAVIES, JOCELYN. ODDS OF LIGHTNING. S.l.: SIMON & SCHUSTER, 2017. Print. 4 former best friends all go to a party the night before the SATs and get brought together again. Something magical happens and they all get "superpowers". On this night they go on a huge journey all around NYC doing missions. This book is in my top 5 because I loved the book even though I expected it to be realistic fiction and it ended up as fantasy. This book is a more subtle fantasy than most which is probably why I like it. I encourage people to read this because of the adventures you take with the characters and the amazing story line.
Anderson, Laurie Halse. Wintergirls. London: Scholastic, 2016. Print. Lia is best friends with Cassie and they are anorexic. They are always in a competition to see who is the skinniest. But, Cassie suddenly dies because of her anorexia and Lia becomes "haunted" by Cassie. This book showcases what Lia does after her friend dies and her road to recovery. This book is in my top 5 because this book tied really good with believarexic and I read them one right after another. This book wasn't as realistic, but I felt then fiction aspect enhanced the book and made it just that much better. I encourage anybody and everybody to read this book because it's one of those treasures you only find every once in a while.
JOHNSON, J. J. BELIEVAREXIC. S.l.: PEACHTREE, 2017. Print. Jennifer knows she has an eating disorder and wants to get better. So, her parents sign her into Samuel Tuke Center, but she quickly realizes this wasn't the place for her and has to go through the program to be discharged. This book is about her story and shows a different side of eating disorders. This book is in my top 5 because I loved the realistic-ness of this book and how it showed a different point of view. I'm also a big fan of realistic fiction and Believarexic hit the spot. Everybody should consider reading this book because of the different POV of eating disorders, so they understand what the victims go through.
Knisley, Lucy. Relish My Life in the Kitchen. New York: First Second, 2013. Print. This is about a girl growing up around food and how her life came to be. It starts off around when she was born and goes all the way up until present day her time. There are also flashbacks to have the story make more sense. This book made my top 5 because I can somewhat relate to it because I love cooking and having the recipes in the book that relate to the story was a cool add on. I also loved the story because it was detailed very realistically and is relatable to a lot of people. People should read this book because it is entertaining and is easy to read.
Ryan, Jeanne. NERVE. London: Simon & Schuster, 2016. Print. Vee, a girl who doesn't usually stand out, decides to enter an online game, Nerve. She does her first dare and gets picked to enter the group rounds. She gets her partner, Ian, and they begin to play, but she starts to question the game. This book made it on my top 5 because I LOVED reading this book. It made me keep wanting to start reading because of the fast pace and somewhat realistic tone of the book combined. I also liked the book because of the cliff hangers I was always left on. I really enjoyed the ending as well. Everyone should read this book because of the amazing content packed into 294 pages.