TBR and Book Recommendations #2

I know it’s not February yet, but the way I schedule my posts, the next months may fall on the last few days of the previous months (just a heads up). So for the month of February, my TBR is going to be short once again but I have two books. The first book is A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer. I know I’m super late to the game but it’s better late than never. I want to read this book because first of all I want to read something other than futuristic fantasy types for a little bit. And second, I’ve heard that even though it’s quite sad, it’s a powerful book. So I figured I would spice things up a bit and read something that has always been on a list of mine.

My second book on my TBR list is Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. I have already read this book before for a Spanish assignment, but I remember how much I liked it for it not being a fantasy book. This book is about two boys named Ari and Dante. They are different in a way that Dante can swim and Ari can’t. Ari has self doubt and Dante is self-assured. But they have much more in common than meets the eye. This book goes on to show the strength of their friendship and lengths they’ll go to make it.

As for my book recommendations, I haven’t really read any books that are really like that. The only book I remember reading that was somewhat in the same area is Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott. This book is about a girl named Alice who was kidnapped at the age of 10 by a man named Ray. She goes through what she thinks may be the end of her life, but she has no idea what he’s really after. I know the main plots aren’t the same, but they both involve hard life problems that occur still to this day and will continue. They’re very sad, but it brings a light to a dark subject that is taboo to many. I don’t read very many of these types of books because I prefer a fantasy world, but feel free to comment some books that are like those two! Just another heads up, I know A Child Called “It” is a shorter book, so I may come back on here in my On The Daily posts to say if I’m reading another in the month of February.


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