Margot, Class of 2021, has seven books she considers her best reads, including Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys. Here’s her take on them:
Lily and the Octopus by Stephen Rowley: “It was a really moving story that I thoroughly enjoyed for its emotional value and strong statement on the fragility of life.”
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas: “This book (or maybe The Help) is probably my favorite–it makes you think about an issue that is very prominent today, and addresses multiple facets of the issue, which is racism and police brutality.”
Ruta Sepetys’ novels Salt to the Sea, Out of the Easy, and Between Shades of Gray: “I really love historical fiction, and these three are excellent historical fiction novels that one can relate to the characters.”
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi: “This is an excellent memoir that makes you think about the vulnerability of life, and how one life affects others. This book made me cry.”
The Help by Kathryn Stockett: “Highly acclaimed for good reason, this is another excellent historical fiction story that is enjoyable to read and hard to put down. The multiple points of view keep the story moving, and it relays information, even though it’s through a fictional outlet.”
Click on the book titles to learn more about Margot’s fav books on Goodreads.com.