Top 10 Tuesday – Contemporary Books I Wish Were Taught in School

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Top 10 Books I Wish Were Taught in School

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1) Want to Go Private? by Sarah Darer Littman – The importance of internet safety
2) Thousand Words by Jennifer Brown – The consequence of sexting.
3) Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – Everyone needs a fun summer reading book about growing up and leaving home.
4) Divergent by Veronica Roth – A society governed by different rules and how easily things can change.
5) What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton – Date rape and trying to take control of something in your life after it happens even if it isn’t the best thing to do.

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6) Hate List by Jennifer Brown – A school shooting and what happens when you are the one left to deal with the aftermath.
7) Shine by Lauren Myracle – The seriousness of hate crimes.
8) The Program by Suzanne Young – Teenage suicide.
9) Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – The scarieness of college and the unknown especially when your best friend is pulling away.
10) Something Like Normal by Trish Doller – PTSD awareness.

*Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
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  1. Lots of good books on your list this week. Some of them I think would be great to have taught in schools and they might be as dreaded a book to read as some of the classics are. I love a good classic but being forced to read at 15…not always the best idea when times/language have changed so very much.

    My TTT is here.

  2. I just returned Thousand Words to the library today. Didn’t get to read it in time 🙁 I hope to get it again soon though! And I really want to read The Program. Hate List sounds scary (school shootings always are)!

    My TTT

  3. There are so many books on this list that I want/need to read! You’ve definitely included a lot of books that touch on important topics: sexual assault, hate crimes, suicide, etc.

    Great list! Thanks for stopping by my TTT post earlier! Have a great day 🙂

    1. I know right?! It is all about the right book that will get you interested, not the same old boring options that people have been reading for years.

      Thanks for visiting.

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