Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell, 1960
Based on the TRUE STORY (!!) of Juana Maria, a Nicoleño Indian who was left stranded on an island for many years in the 19th century. The book's young Karana stays behind on an island after her tribe departs and has to navigate a new wild life with a pack of feral dogs and the other animals that she inhabits the island alongside. The book won the Newbery Medal in 1961.
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Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
Christine Lucas suffers from anterograde amnesia, a disease that causes her to lose all her memories after she goes to bed. She wakes up every morning not recognizing the bedroom she is in, or the man sleeping beside her (whom afterwards claims to be her husband, Ben). Everyday, she also receives a phone call from a doctor who has been helping her without her husband's knowledge, and reminds her about a personal diary she has been hiding. She flips over the cover and sees three words written…
The Dead Zone
I think what draws me to this book over many other King titles is the noble, but complicated, cause of Johnny Smith. Imagine if you were this man, or if you knew him, and he said that certain events were going to transpire? That the president, or some other politician, was going to cause the end of the world through his selfish acts? You’d say he was crazy, right? So we root for Johnny, because we know he’s telling the truth, we know the obstacles he’s up against, and we want to see him win…
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September 21 to September 27 is Banned Books Week. To celebrate, we found a bunch of books THE MAN doesn't want you to read. Fight the power! Read the books!