6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky

Here’s to the so-called high school loners – the wallflowers. Here’s to exploring the unforgettable world of growing up; the world of first dates, family drama, new friends, psychological disorders of early adulthood and having a unique second-to-none perspective of adolescence.


5. Veronika Decides to Die – Paulo Coelho
After a frantic suicide attempt, Veronika wakes up with -supposedly- a few days to live in a local hospital. You’ll disappear into a puddle of twars following Veronika through her intense days, as she questions her entire existence, reminding us that every moment in our lives is special in a hauntingly poetic novel.


4. Looking For Alaska – John Green
A vivid, intensely moving novel that will leave you awestruck. The utterly fascinating Alaska Young couldn’t be more gorgeous, yet totally screwed up, causing the helpless Miles Halter to fall in love with her. However, can he handle the wild side of the infamous Alaska? Will he live with the consequences?


3. An Abundance of Katherines – John Green
The legendary John Green once again takes us to a roller coaster of humor, tragedy and love. You’ll burst out laughing, then break down in a matter of seconds. Colin Singleton has a special type when it comes to girls…he’s into girls named Katherine! The Katherine-obsessed child prodigy along with his witty overweight best friend goes on a mission that will take you to a whole new world.


2. Thanks For The Memories – Cecelia Ahern
A masterpiece sprinkled with a bit of magic that will keep you on edge. Justin Hitchcock is a divorced art lecturer. Joyce Conway is a shattered woman thay magically starts getting a strong sense of déjà vu, seeing places she never visited and people she never met, and she can’t figure out why…


1. If I Stay – Gayle Forman
A true masterpiece that throbs with love and tragedy, tugging at your heart strings with every word you read. Stuck between a memorable past and a dark unknown future, Mia contemplates whether she should stay in this world after being in a car crash with her family and turning out to be the only survivor.

 if i stay

By: Sama Mohamed