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What to read over spring break

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Great Sci-fi Books (such as Hunger Games and Divergent):

  1. “Cinder” by Marissa Meyer
  2. “Unwind” by Neal Shusterman (holy wow)
  3. “Legend” by Marie Lu
  4. “Frozen” by Melissa de la Cruz
  5. “Under the Never Sky” by Veronica Roth
  6. “These Broken Stars” by Amie Kaufman
  7. “Dust Lands” by Moira Young
  8. “The Selection” by Kiera Cass

Amazing Fantasy Stories (like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Twilight)

  1. “Infernal Devices” by Cassandra Clare (amazing author of the Mortal Instruments)
  2. “Shatter Me” by Tahereh Mafi
  3. “Darkest Minds” by Alexandra Bracken
  4. “The Iron King” by Julie Kagawa
  5. “The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  6. “The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman
  7. “Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater
  8. “Something Strange and Deadly” by Susan Dennard

Realistic fiction books (such as Tfios, If I Stay, and Eleanor and Park)

  1. “Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl” by Jesse Andrew
  2. “Zac and Mia” A.J Betts
  3. “Before I Fall” by Lauren Oliver
  4. “13 Reasons Why” (amazing in everyway but read with caution since it is a suicide book).
  5. “Jellico Road” by Melina Marchetta
  6. “The Beginning of Everything” by Robyn Schneider
  7. “Anna and the French Kiss” by Stephanie Perkins

Cool, Timeless Historical Fiction Reads

  1. “Book Thief” by Markus Zusak
  2. “Luxe” by Anna Godsbersen
  3. “Ruby Red” by Gier Kerstin (contemporary but has a lot of historical settings/people )
  4. “The Cahill Witch Chronicles” by Jessica Spotswood
  5. “Grave Mercy” by Robin LaFevers (has many other genres included but is in historical settings)
  6. “The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate” by Jacqueline Kelly
  7. “Code Name Verity” by Elizabeth E. Wein.










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