Books to Read over Spring Break

Abby Sklar, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

Spring Break is a time to relax, whether it be at home or on vacation. Here are a list of books that are perfect reads for break.

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Carla is allergic to the world and has been locked in her house with only her mom and a nurse since she was a child. But one day, a family moves in next door and she begins to communicate with her neighbor, Olly. As she begins to like Olly, she begins to want to explore the outside world. This is soon to be a movie.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Samantha is the “it” girl at school. She is popular, pretty and has the perfect boyfriend. On Feb. 12, she goes to a party, and on the way home she is killed in a wreck, but she wakes up and lives that same day seven times in order to uncover the mystery around her death and really understand the purpose of her life. This is soon to be a movie.

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

The Greasers, who live outside of the law, are always at odds with the Socials, those with money and privilege. When Ponyboy and Johnny, who are both Greasers, get into a fight where a Social is killed, they run away.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

During World War II, Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich, steals books to make her life better. Her foster-father teaches her to read and she shares her stolen books during bomb raids. This is also a movie.

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Samantha McAllister is seen as a normal girl, but she actually suffers from severe OCD. Samantha is constantly consumed with dark thoughts and compulsions that she can’t turn off, but she can’t let her friends know because they would ditch her at first sign of trouble. But one day, Samantha meets Caroline, who introduces Sam to Poet’s Corner, a hidden room of misfits who write and share their poetry. Through Poet’s Corner, Sam begins to feel normal and find her place, until a surprising truth changes the way she sees everything, including herself.

Six Months Later by Natalie Richards

The last thing Chloe remembers is falling asleep in study hall in May when she wakes up in Nov. Before, she had been a mediocre student, with a best friend and no shot at jock Blake, but when she wakes up, she is on track for valedictorian, her best friend won’t speak to her and Blake is now her boyfriend. She must discover the truth about what happened to her, but the truth is more dangerous than she could have imagined.