Friday, June 01 st, 2012 · 5 Comments ·

TGIF is a weekly meme hosted by Ginger @ GReads. Every Friday Ginger asks a question somehow related to reading or books or anything else bookish.

Issue Books: Which books have you found to be very rewarding when it comes to tackling tougher issues?

Some people love “real” stories with “real” issues. I tend to avoid the hard things in reading, because I read for pleasure. So I never went for the issues books but recently I became a bit more open to different kind of genres and I have to day that there are some pretty amazing issues books especially in for young adults.

 

 

I can’t say that I enjoyed reading Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma as this book ruptured my heart. It deals with the very sensitive topic of incest and interestingly enough after finishing the book I wasn’t even sure anymore who are the victims. This book is unbelievable powerful and painful to read.

 

 

I was also very surprised by Simone Elkeles’s Leaving Paradise. She is an amazing and very talented writer and manages to completely draw you into the story. The main characters are described in a way that you are sympathetic to all points of view and that you are equally torn who/what is right. Definitely a read to recommend.