DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER:

A break down of books that you must read this fall

DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER:

CECILE HORST

‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’
By: Stephen Chbosky

There is a reason that this book has become the cult classic that it has. Regardless to whether or not you have watched the movie, read the book. It is the perfect coming-of-age novel. Its unique writing style, letters written from main character Charlie create an impactful voice. I also think that if you enjoyed “Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger, you will love this novel. Trigger Warnings: Mental Health, Drugand Alcohol Abuse, Suicide, Sexual Assault,
Physical Abuse, and Violence

 

“Crying in the H-Mart”

By: Michelle Zauner

A ruthless and unflinched memoir, about
her experiences with identity, growing up
Korean-American, grief, losing a loved one,
all strung together

by food. She depicts her
struggles through enchanting anecdotes in
a way that brings out the vivacious voice
in Zauner’s writing. In a world where the
majority of the authors on the shelves
are predominately white, it is important
to include the narratives of minorities as
well. But, the universal themes of family,
endurance and togetherness are ones that can
be appreciated no matter your background.

 

‘Believarexic’

By: J.J Johnson

‘Believarexic’ follows the journey of a girl
who is struggling with an eating disorder in
the eighties. I loved this book for so many
reasons! It’s a true story based on the author’s
experience, it really felt like I knew what the
main character was feeling throughout the
whole thing. Written in a unique poem-like
style, it expresses eating disorders in such a
personal light. “Believarexic” is a great read
overall; it is a great representation of how
someone can develop and recover from an
eating disorder and mental illness.
Trigger warnings: Eating Disorders,
Alcoholism, Depression, Suicide