Get.Out.Of.Here. *not literally ;)* We have rounded up some of the BEST books of the decade, so that 2020 will be as productive as ever, we aren’t suggesting you ditch Netflix, just a break every now and then to snuggle up with some good reads. That’s what you want, sorry but…. We have rounded up some STAGGERING reads! Stay on your feet!!!
1. Wonder by R.J Palacio
You’ve probably already read it, and if you have, check out Auggie & Me, it’s not a sequel but Wonder from the secondary characters’ points of view. If you haven’t read it, check it out!!!! Wonder discusses a middle-schooler with facial deformities. With a friend that back-stabs him, this is a heartfelt story that is also available as a movie (now on NETFLIX!)
2. Timmy Failure: The Series by Stephan Pastis
There are 7 books of T.Failure at the moment, the latest one being: It’s The End When I Say It’s The End. Timmy is a wondrous kid who thinks he’s a detective and gets every case wrong, every page is filled with H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S laughs! With his trusty (hungry) sidekick Total, a fat polar bear who came to Timmy’s house when he had smelt food from there (the Arctic to America for food, this polar bear’s determined! These books have little case files that make you want to make your own!
3. Guts by Raina Telgemeier
Stomachaches and panic attacks, most people can relate to that. Once again, Telgemeier brings a lovely, heartwarming story that is sure to inspire anybody. This true story reflecting on the author’s life includes a friend that’s lost, an enemy in surgery and a fear of vomit…. It’s the perf graphic novel for the quarantine!
4. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Ever heard of Macon "Milkman" Dead III? No?!?! You don't know what you're missing! Song of Solomon traces the life of Macon, from baby to adult, with bumps and stoplights, this book is stuffed with amazement! :))))))) (smiley face with 9 chins aka human after quarantine!!!!!!)
5. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Have you read this book? Yes? Read it again!! It is based on African-Americans in the early 1960s, they work in white households and learn different ways. Spoken extravagantly and beautifully, this is a must-read for every human. It’s also a movie!
6. The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
Catch up with the most lavish hobbit, ~ever~! ‘Bilbo’s the name’! Join Gandalf, Thorin and 13 dwarfs *of which 7 of probably Snow White’s* ~JK~, into a mystical adventure that does NOT go as planned, whoo! This is also a movie! Do all great books have a movie made from them?????????? *yes*, *oh, ok*.
7. We Wish You Luck by Caroline Zancan
Some angry teens plot against their professor as the prodigy professor has sabotaged their plan, and revenge unfolds… the students came here to learn but they are also here to teach a lesson… Recommended Middle School and up, 10 years old works too!
9. The Girl With The Louding Voice by Abi Dare
This heartfelt story follows a 14 yo ~Year Old~ Nigerian teen wishing for education and to avoid forced marriage forced by her father, this is an emotional story for all to enjoy! Would recommend for 10+, ask your guardian *snore*, (better safe than sorry)!
10. Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
Calling all monster fanatics, Emezi is here to dazzle us with this tween novella ‘Pet’! This has some young adult questions about oppressive societies, but the rest is ~a-okay~! When Jam sees a monsta come out of her mother’s painting, she’s ready to…*read the book, or you know, just, like, check it out*!
11. Hot Comb by Ebony Flowers
This graphic novel is ‘da bomb’, (don’t judge, we’re new to slang!!!!!), also this discusses racism, poverty, being overworked and distorted self-images of young girls, in short, this is your must for this quarantine!
12. Other Words For Home by Jasmine Warga
This is for ALLLLLLL ages, big to small, small to big! Warga brings to the table a so-called ‘dope’ novel (this slang is getting to us, smh)! 12 yo Jude and her mamacita leave war in Syria, but middle-school is already a problem of its own (don’t i know it *no i don’t*!) and with oppression, stress, further complications etc., Jude certainly lives a ~heck~ of a life!
13. The Sunny Series: Sunny Rolls The Dice by Jennifer L. Holm
A Scholastic graphic novel, this ‘sunny’ book about ‘Sunny’ *awkward silence*, is on the quarantine list for 2020, anyone who is going to go to middle school, IS going to middle school or WILL be going (me in September!), this book is based in the 1970s but still manages to capture modern-day tween problems aka peer pressure, teen mags, lip gloss overtake etc. Don’t fall under the pressure! Here, Sunny helps you navigate through these common troubles like that!
14. A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée
Shayla usually runs away from her problems, but there is a problem that she can only run to…with the police involved too. This book full of ‘Heart & Truth’ -Angie Thomas, is the truth, it’s the REAL truth!
15. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
We finished this goodie not long ago but are still ADORING it!! For a classic, it was really easy to read for ages 8+ (me 10, well, 11 in May!), Sara and her young, wealthy father Cap’n Crewe enroll her at Miss Minchin’s Seminary but a terrible misfortune befalls Sara and she’s supposed to work for Miss Minchin, rather than Miss Minchin working for her. But then, a mysterious friend is here to save her and ‘the prisoner next door’, Becky!
Okii Buzzers, we hope at least one book meets you well! If you would like the links to order them, ask us in the comments, just put a random ‘ting’ in the ‘WEBSITE’ icon!
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