Thursday, September 11, 2014

Booking Through Thursday (33)

Booking Through Thursday asks:

If a friend asks you to recommend a really good book — good writing, good characters, good story — but with no other qualifications... what would you recommend?

That's a deceptively simple question.  I think I'd need to know about my friend: what he/she likes, what he/she doesn't like, what triggers he/she might have, how much time he/she has for reading...

I think I'd probably recommend Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.  It's not my all-time favourite book, and it hasn't gotten my highest rating... but it definitely has good writing, good characters, and a good story, and it's probably less offensive than some of my other favourites (which I've seen called out for various issues that might turn some readers off).

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