TGIF (17)-Issue Books

TGIF is a weekly feature every Friday hosted by Ginger at GReads, to re-cap the week’s posts, and answer a question of the week. Feel free to join!

This Week’s question:  Issue Books: Which books have you found to be very rewarding when it comes to tackling tougher issues?

I have to admit that I haven’t read too many of these types of books, but I did read one that involved bullying. It was very good, and even though it reminded me of when I used to be picked on it was very well written, and I’m glad authors are starting to write about topics like bullying and such, it may help other people who go through it.

Cracked by K.M Walton-I picked this up from the library, not fully knowing what it was about but that it was a good read. It touched upon the bullying topic from both sides of the two different characters: The bully and the victim. They didn’t become best buddies at the end, but they learned about themselves through others, and that made it feel more real to me.

Here’s a description for anyone interested in reading this:

Sometimes there’s no easy way out.

Victor hates his life. He has no friends, gets beaten up at school, and his parents are always criticizing him. Tired of feeling miserable, Victor takes a bottle of his mother’s sleeping pills—only to wake up in the hospital.

Bull is angry, and takes all of his rage out on Victor. That makes him feel better, at least a little. But it doesn’t stop Bull’s grandfather from getting drunk and hitting him. So Bull tries to defend himself with a loaded gun.

When Victor and Bull end up as roommates in the same psych ward, there’s no way to escape each other or their problems. Which means things are going to get worse—much worse—before they get better…

Reviews:

Fire by Kristin Cashore

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3 comments on “TGIF (17)-Issue Books

  1. I don’t read a lot of “issues” books either, I guess because I don’t read much contemporary fiction. But this one sounds interesting, if it gives both perspectives.

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