All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven- I read this for a book published this year. While I thought the writing itself was great and the book left me thinking, I was also disappointed in it. It was touted for lovers of Eleanor & Park and TFIOS (which I loved) and I really think there should be no comparison. It has a difficult subject matter, and one I feel should be addressed, but it also is very depressing and I worry about teens who do suffer from mental illness reading it.
I haven’t read a book this creepy, violent, or disturbing in a long time. A.M. Homes is, quite possibly, the most fearless writer I have ever read and The End of Alice is a book that is both horrifying and beautiful.
In 2010, the bodies of four women—Megan, Maureen, Melissa and Amber—were found in an overgrown area of Long Island's Gilgo Beach. All had been escorts who utilized Craigslist to connect with clients. Rather than focusing on their professions, Robert Kolker delves into each woman's life, uncovering drugs, abusive childhoods and a plethora of other life-stunting complications.
Have you already read this book and want to hash out all the sordid details? Check out my SPOILERS DISCUSSION! http://www.sarahsbookshelves.com/mysteriesthrillers/the-girl-on-the-train-by-paula-hawkins-spoiler-discussion/
Based on a true story, "My Mother's Secret" is a tale intertwining the lives of two Jewish families in hiding from the Nazis, a fleeing German soldier, and the clever and "righteous" mother and daughter who teamed up to save them. #Holocaust #Fiction