Here’s a website that my friend Sara and I made for our literature & resources for young adults class. Check it out if you are interested in reading books that are about or set in Chicago!
We will continue to add more to it, but enjoy!
HAHA love this so much
CATCHING FIRE TRAILER!!
OMG!!!!!!!! I CAN’T WAIT
Beautiful Creatures, by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (2009)
What’s up with this book?: Ethan Wate starts his junior year the same way he starts every year: going to the same school, with all the same people he’s known his entire life. Lately, he’s been having recurring vivid dreams about a girl with long black hair, but has never seen her face. On the first day of school, Ethan catches word of a new girl. This isn’t normal for his hometown in Gatlin because they haven’t had a new student in years. When Ethan sees the new girl, Lena Duchannes for the first time - he suddenly knows that she is the girl he’s been dreaming about. Lena becomes a social outcast because she is the niece of the town shut-in, Macon Ravenwood. Yet, there is something about Lena that Ethan can’t seem to stay away from her. As their friendship grows and romance blooms, Lena confides in Ethan that her family are Casters (they don’t prefer witches) and that on her 16th birthday she will discover if she will become a Dark or Light witch and which is why she can’t be with him.
Read if you like: Book series (there are four books total); witches; romance; young adult books; history - there is a lot of old history about the town and the ancestors of Lena & Ethan and focus on the Civil War (the town is fictional though); awesome librarians (favorite character: Marian the librarian!).
**WARNING: the movie adaption is NOT a good adaption. As most of you know, I love movies just as much as I love books, but I was extremely upset and disappointed about this movie adaption. This hardly happens, but I’m just going to warn you now. I did love this book and I strongly recommend it!
The other books in the series:
Beautiful Darkness, Beautiful Chaos, and Beautiful Redemption
Up next for me: An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green
I have been on a John Green kick, ever since I read The Fault in Our Stars. I’m going to write a whole blog post about all the John Green books (once I’ve read them all… so be looking for that in the near future!)