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The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James Mcbride
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother

chocochic53, May 3, 2009

The Color of Water is an fascinating memoir. As a Caucasian living in a predominately Caucasian town in the U.S. I have never experienced many issues with race. Seeing the struggle that James went through as a black man with a white mother trying to discover the importance of race and background was very interesting and gave me a view into a completely different way of life, even though it is still in the same country as me. I would recommend this book to people of any ethnicity, even if you don't like discussing or reading about race. This is not a normal story and it opened my eyes in incredible ways.
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The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
The Glass Castle: A Memoir

chocochic53, May 3, 2009

I don't usually enjoy reading nonfiction books, but The Glass Castle is so enthralling that it's hard to believe that it's actually a memoir. As a child Jeannette Walls went through extremely hard struggles living in poverty, having an alcoholic father, etc. but it is inspiring to see her overcome them all. She grew up to be a successful journalist and now a successful novelist. I hope that Walls will write more novels to continue the legacy that she began.
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Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Rebecca

chocochic53, January 28, 2009

This is exactly the kind of book that I love. It is filled with suspense, romance, and beautiful language. The view of life that the reader gets to see from the perspective of the narrator is descriptive and unique from any other literary character that I've ever known. I recommend this story to readers who enjoy classics, those who want to start reading classics, and those who never thought that they could enjoy a classic. This is a book that any reader will not easily forget.
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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Thirteen Reasons Why

chocochic53, January 28, 2009

This book is very addicting and forces you to keep turning its pages. If that's all that you want to find in a book then this would suit you, however I read this book along with a group of friends and all of us agreed that this story leaves the reader with a feeling of depression after reading it. The story filled with suicide, harassment, and hopelessness does have humor and other things to break up the melancholy, but especially near the ending, the book gives the reader dangerous feelings. I admire the author for being able to express such feelings to the readers, but I personally did not want those feelings while reading this book.
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Atonement by Ian McEwan
Atonement

chocochic53, January 28, 2009

This book is an intense story of love, lies, family, and war. The way that Ian McEwan writes gives beautiful descriptive scenes, while also keeping the story moving at a good pace. Also, the way that you get so deep into the heads of all of the various characters creates an amazing experience where the reader gets transformed into each character that they are reading about at that time. I would recommend this book to veracious and timid readers alike. This is definitely a book to read over and over again!
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