Books can have a profound impact on people. They can make you feel accepted, validated, and less alone. For much of my life I have relied on books to be an extra friend that I can go to to feel understood. Thus, I just had do this book tag.
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1. A CLASSIC THAT GOT YOU, BASICALLY A CLASSIC BOOK, MODERN OR NOT, WHERE YOU IDENTIFIED WITH THE MAIN CHARACTER OR ANY OF THE CHARACTERS ON A DEEP LEVEL.
My answer has to be Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I think every high school kid goes through a period where they feel like an outcast and misunderstood. This book made me feel normal for feeling that way and it really helped with my growth in school.
2. A SURPRISE, A BOOK THAT SURPRISED YOU WITH HOW MUCH IT AFFECTED YOU.
I just finished A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis for out Thrice Read Book Club. We will be posting our discussion on this book on Saturday so keep an eye out for it. But, just know this book really got to me. I was a lot more impacted by this book than I ever expected.
3. BOOK YOU READ AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME.
Wasted by Marya Hornbacher. I read this book during a time that I felt very lost and depressed. It gave me someone to connect to and it made me feel better. It gave me an outlet at a time where I didn’t want to talk to anybody about what I was going through.
4. A BOOK THAT INSPIRES YOU.
Ugh this is such a difficult question. So many books inspire me for such different reasons. However, the book that came to mind is To Kill a Mockinbird by Harper Lee. It is a book all about making the difficult choice. It’s about doing what’s right even when nobody else is. Currently I feel like this book is very applicable to the climate in the United States.
5. A BOOK THAT CALMS YOU.
A book that calms me weirdly enough is Paper Towns by John Green. It’s set in my home state in a city I travel to frequently. Overall, the book just feels like a piece of home despite all of the drama and madness.