"Heartwrenching novel about an impoverished 16-year-old factory worker who cannot cope with the tragic death of her six-year-old sister and convinces herself that she is still alive, while pushing away her family and friends."
"This novel is told from the young female narrator's perspective as she handles growing up in a poor family with a single mother, being bullied in school, first crushes, and a best friend who all the boys are drawn to."
"This book is told from the point of view of a five-year-old boy whose mother was abducted seven years earlier by a sexual predator and forced to live in a small single-room shed. The room has been all the boy has ever known, and he has no knowledge of the outside world."
"This chilling tale is about four children locked away in a small room and attic in their fanatically religious grandparents' mansion. Their widowed mother tries to gain the wealthy grandparents' forgiveness for marrying a blood relative and grows neglectful of the children."
"A man's wife goes missing on their fifth wedding anniversary and he is the prime suspect. While a search for the wife begins, the reader is given insight into the ups and downs of their marriage through the husband's recollection and the wife's diary entries."
"This book is told from the perspective of 3 women: 1 career woman who got pregnant from a one night stand, 1 woman desperately trying to have a baby to save her troubled relationship, and 1 house wife who loses interest in her husband after giving birth and struggles to lose her baby weight."
"This eerie tale follows a high school girl who is cornered at gun point along with her best friend when a fellow student opens fire on their classmates and tells the girls that he will only allow one of them to live."
"This book details the life of a bullied highschooler who opens fire on his classmates, killing and injuring many, while shedding light on his troubled childhood and following his subsequent arrest and trial."
"This book is about a middle-aged feminist, unhappy with her life as a housewife and mother, who begins an affair with a stay at home father she meets at a park, who is struggling to pass the BAR exam while his wife works."
"A very Orwell-esque cautionary tale of a society in which a large social media company begins to monopolize all business and communication shifting toward totalitarianism, while privacy and physical social interaction greatly diminish."