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"You must become so free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." -Albert Camus

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30 Day Book Challenge: Day 6 - A Book That Made You Sad

Night - Marion Wiesel, Elie Wiesel A Separate Peace - John Knowles A Child Called "It" - Dave Pelzer Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro Hold Still - Nina LaCour

Night:  What can I say about this harrowing account of concentration camps, Jewish culture during WWII and Nazi Germany?  It's a tough read to get through, but it's one everyone should read.

 

A Separate Peace:  This book got to me.  I couldn't believe that friends could be so horrible and jealous to each other.  I was only twelve when I read this and it still resonates with me today.

 

A Child Called "It": Just... the fact that someone was capable of such horrifying things and the fact that a child had to live through that... it makes me more than sad; it makes me physically ill.

 

Never Let Me Go:  I remember when I finished this book.  I felt distinctly empty.  There was no hope for change, but there was redemption.  Maybe not a "sad" read, but one that left me thinking a long time later.

 

Hold Still:  A beautiful account of how a girl deals with the suicide of her best friend and how her own life is changed from finding her diary.