Book Recommendations

By Hawkeye Staff

Still need a book for that English assignment? Looking for a good read to sit down with on the weekend? Here are a few recommendations:

“13 Reasons Why” by Jay Asher: When a girl that Clay Jensen is crushing on, Hannah Baker, commits suicide, he discovers a package delivered to him from her. It is a recording of her voice, giving him hints as to why she killed herself. There are 13 reasons why Hannah killed herself, 13 reasons Clay must discover in one night.

“The Knife of Never Letting Go” by Patrick Ness is a chilling story that will surprise you until the end. Todd’ s town catches a virus, making every person in his male populated town able to read minds. Only wanting to get away from the voices that are always around him, Todd decides to leave Prentiss. Along with others, Todd meets Viola, a girl presumed to be dead. Now, they must go on a quest across New World to learn about the true past of Prentiss.

The U.S.S.A – United Safer States of America – is the outlined future of the country in “Rash,” by Pete Hautman. Bo Mardsten, while growing up in the U.S.S.A, has always lived under all of the unusual laws to keep everyone safe. But one day, Bo loses his temper and is sentenced to three years of manual labor. Bo doesn’t know which is worse, a road rage sentence, or being polar bear food.

“The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins is “ my top recommended book for teens,” says Amber Irwin, children’ s leader at Lynnwood Barnes ‘n Noble. Kat lives in one of the few district remnants of the U.S.A. after a war. For a new television show, one boy and one girl from each district are chosen to appear. Kat’ s sister is chosen, but instead Kat takes her place and is soon fighting for her life.