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The Best Of Roald Dahl

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Author: Roald Dahl.
This book is a collection of 25 short stories, few of Dahl’s finest works! I personally am a huge fan of Roald Dahl, the dark humor and twisted nature of this book makes for an extremely gripping read. The  eeriness lingers in the atmosphere in all these stories, but the suspense remains sometimes till the very last paragraph. The inquisitiveness and anxiety about the (obviously) dark ending keeps you hooked until the very end, and most of the times the rest of the story is left to the reader’s imagination, which adds to the twisted, unique beauty of these stories, and leaves you wanting more and more and more. The ending is always shocking. Dahl’s style is humorous, classy, witty, enigmatic.  Be it the young man willing to put at stake his little finger for a Cadillac, or the man who lived even after having died, the storyline is always a class apart. This isn’t a book I’d suggest for children, but for you almost-adults and adults, it is a must read, especially if you’re of a twisted kind too! *wink* Highly recommend, it is a must have, and certainly perfect for those who enjoy sleepless nights.

The Princess Diaries

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Author: Meg Cabot.
The Princess Diaries was one of my favorites as a 7th grader. It is perfect for teenage girls, and even older, if you like cute, girly books. It’s almost like a chick-flick in the form of a book. In fact The Princess Diaries also has a bunch of movies!

Mia Thermopolis (I love her name, for no reason in particular), is a normal teenager, living with her inferiority complexes and insecurities, when she discovers that she actually is a princess. How fairy-tale like, right? But fairy tales always make you happy (make me happy, atleast) and revive your girly, I-want-to-be-a-princess-some-day side.
Her transformation from a shabby, under-confident teenager, to a gorgeous, dignified, but humble princess is beautiful, and Meg Cabot has a very humorous style.  Mia’s grandmother trains her in the ways of a princess, and oozes charm.

There are many books in this series, each with a very interesting story. Mia eventually falls in love, and there is also an aspect of romance in the later books.
It all makes for a perfect fairy tale story with a  happy ending, and every one lives happily ever after. (See what I did there?)

This is a must read for teenagers! Highly recommend. I’d always read this in the library periods in school.

The Hunger Games

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Author: Suzanne Collins.
‘The Hunger Games’ is the tragic but awfully awe-inspiring story of Katniss Everdeen, the epitome of mental strength. She lives in District 12, which is dictated my The Capitol. Her family strives hard to make both ends meet, and her father had died in a mine accident.

The Hunger games is an annual quest for survival, a fight until death. Only one person can survive, only the victor lives. Two tributes are selected from each of the twelve districts, as a punishment for the rebellion against the ruthless Capitol.
Both Katniss and Peeta make their way to the Capitol, and then enter into this quest for survival, The Hunger Games. As they slowly make their way through the deadly games, we also see a romance develop between the two, and two strangers now begin to understand each other. Katniss also remembers Peeta had helped her long back in times of dire need. He had saved her life.
Will they make it through alive? Which one of them will live? This I leave for you to discover yourself.

Highly recommend this for teenagers, the english is very good and easy to understand. The story is extremely gripping, and takes the reader’s imagination on a wild trip.

“Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.” –Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games.

The Fault In Our Stars

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Author: John Green.
TFIOS is the moving and gripping story of Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters, both teenage cancer patients. They meet in a Cancer Support group through a mutual friend Isaac. Augustus is the most perfect boy, extremely understanding. As is quite obvious by now, they both end up falling hopelessly in love with each other.

The times they spend together, their witty conversations, the imperfect but perfect-in-their-own-way moments, although a little cheezy,  are bound to bring a smile to your face. 
John Green uses beautiful quotes and metaphors that just blow you away, it’s one thing I love about all his books. This book is an emotional rollercoaster, one moment you’re smiling, another you can feel a slight tear run down your cheek.

The storyline is nothing different, it is the usual with a slight twist. Two teenagers meet, spend time with each other, fall hopelessly in love, and spend a lot of time together.
The ending is something very much expected, but presented in such a moving and beautiful way, that it is bound to make you spend a few minutes just thinking, and if you’re the emotional kind- it’s bound to make you shed a tear!

Overall, it makes for a good one-time read. Even though extremely cheezy and slightly unrealistic, it is perfect for a lover of romance and tragedy.

“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” 
― John Green, The Fault In Our Stars.