This is one of those books that makes you cry, laugh, scream, gasp, and when it's over... you wish you could forget it just to read it again for the first time. Evelyn Hugo is an actress who is finally ready to tell her story of fame in the ’50s-’80s, exploring her struggle with celebrity status, societal pressures, and her identity as a biracial, bisexual woman. Being adapted for TV by Freeform and the producer of The L Word. Recommended by Alice G.
In a nameless Midwestern town peppered with drug addicts and confederate flags, 17-year-old Riggle has a week's suspension to find his uncle or come up with $800 rent. I absolutely loved the protagonist's voice: sarcastic yet devastating, disillusioned yet hopeful, and honest to a fault.Recommended by Alice G.
In an underground labyrinth of books reminiscent of the Neitherlands library in Lev Grossman's The Magicians trilogy, Zachary Ezra Rawlins sifts through story after story, searching for his own. After stumbling across an odd anecdote from his childhood in an authorless book, Zachary seeks answers in the subterranean library, through painted doors and overlapping realities. There, he finds stories barely contained by their pages, riddles of Fate... (read more)Recommended by Alice G.