Hi all, it’s Lois, hope you are doing well. Here we go with this weeks Top 5 Wednesday, future classics.
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Before I start this one I am going with a theme of books I hope will be classics because of the topics in them. So much more diverse books and books tackling mental health issues.
Without further ado, here are my top 5 future classics.
1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
“Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.”
I really hope that this book is a future classic. This book tackles an issue that is so important for people to know about in this day and age. Having this as a classic that is seen always on book shelves and that children will read in high school would be a big step in the world. It would teach children how to be diverse in the world they live in. I really hope that this book becomes a classic.
2. Room by Emma Donoghue
“To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it’s where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.”
I feel as thought this book could make it as a classic. I think because of the topics it covers and the way that it covers them a lot of english teacher would love to make the students study this book in detail. To me it seems like a book that people could study in a lot of detail and because of that I feel as though it would end up as a classic book.
3. Faceless by Alyssa B. Shienmel
“The last thing she remembers is running through the hills of her neighbourhood one misty morning. Slowly, she puts the pieces together. Before she could make it home, a storm gathered. Lightning hit a power line and sparks rained down, the hot-burning electrical fire consuming her. Destroying her face. Where her nose, cheeks, and chin used to be, now there is…nothing.”
I would love for this book to make it as a classic. This book is one that I read 3 times last year just because of how spectacular it is and how much it made me think both during and after finishing it. I think that is book would make a perfect classic that teenagers would read. This book tackles the topic of self confidence very heavily and I feel as though during your teenage years this is something that really should be talked about. Therefore, I think this book would make a perfect future classic.
4. Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
“Since her mother’s death, Libby has been hiding. People think know Libby Strout but no one has ever looked past her weight to see the real Libby. But now she is ready for high school. “I want to be the girl who can do anyting.”
Jack Masselin may seem like a cool, calm, collected and confident guy. But his confidence is hiding a secret he must keep at all costs. “Be Charming. Be Hilarious. Don’t got too close to anyone.”
Then Libby and Jack meet and both of their worlds change. “Because sometimes when you meet someone, the whole universe just comes into focus.””
Please can this book be a classic in the future, pretty please. I want teenagers of the future to read this book and take in as much as I did whilst I was reading it. I got so lost into this book and the issues that it tackles. If this became a classic young adult book I can see teenagers with low self confidence thinking a lot more about themselves and loving themselves for who they are.
5. On the Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher
“A love story like no other, this is the debut novel from Carrie Hope Fletcher, author of the Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller All I Know Now.
Evie Snow is eighty-two when she quietly passes away in her sleep, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. It’s the way most people wish to leave the world but when Evie reaches the door of her own private heaven, she finds that she’s become her twenty-seven-year-old self and the door won’t open.”
I would love for this book to be made into a classic. I can see little old woman who have read it in their childhood telling their grandchildren to go and pick up the classic book from their childhood. I think this book will do really well with the test of time and the messages in this book will still stand years from now.
There you have it, this weeks Top 5 Wednesday, future classics. Comment below your future classics as well as links to your T5w!
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