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Some books leave a mark on society and our lives. Whether or not we can dive into a book the way some of our more intensely bookish friends can, they are essential to life, whether as a guide, or just a really great story. These are some of those books.Buy It From Amazon
Although this may seem like an unconventional start, the book made movie is the a tale about Pat Peoples who has just been released from a mental health facilitate, while trying to piece together his former life, he meets a mysterious woman named Tiffany who is also rebuilding her life. The book itself ultimately is about second chances- something that everyone can relate to?
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Catcher in the Rye, a classic in it’s own right. Follows the notorious Holden Caulfield throughout his journeys with procrastination and self discovery. His teen angst and rebel without a cause attitude attracts many people to the novel but tells an interesting story of someone who sabotages himself, yet leaves the hope that one can find their own way.
If you weren’t forced to read The Outsiders in middle school, here’s your chance. This book, while taking you on a trip back to the nostalgia of the 50s, also has an extremely compelling storyline that helps one see that although everyone is different, we are more alike than we appear.Buy It From Amazon
Another middle school classic, this beloved novel is set in the Deep South, and explores rumors, social perceptions and what the word justice means, while letting you fall in love with an iconic cast of characters.Buy It From Amazon
While many people would have chosen The Sorcerers Stone, the Order of the Phoenix is far more important. Not only does it tell the story of a kid who never gives up, it also relays the important message that governments may not always tell us the truth or have our best interest at heart. Question it all, and fight for what’s right.