If you are to read it, I hope you aren't offended by some of the mature content in the novel, because really, there is some "things" in the book that are explicit, sexually.
It is narrated by Aminata, as she goes through her content life in her little village of Bayo (Africa), as her parents are killed, and how she courageously drags herself through the horror of slavery and fights to become a free African once more.
Lawrence Hill is an amazing writer - so emotional and realistic!
Another one is The Book Thief by Mark Zusak.
An amazing book that makes you cry, smile, and well, everything!
Narrated by "Death", he watches this little girl Liesel as she lives through pre-war and wartime Germany, and has reading as an escape, when she lives with her foster parents that care for her greatly.
The length of the novel is worth it, beginning to end, trust me!
And maybe, if you`re into "olden speak", Shakespeare.
Although Romeo and Juliet are stupid in their desisions (I greatly dislike Romeo :| ), the literary style and the way Shakespeare uses metaphors are astounding.
I hope that was just a bad joke. Dx
Twilight, although it is a good concept, is not a good book.
There are so many books and series that are better than the Twilight saga! The plot has many holes, and the characters are very static.
Not realistic in my opinion.
Edited by starsarang, 21 May 2009 - 03:18 PM.