The catcher in the rye is somehow a narration of a certain part of the life of Holden Caulfield. Oh Holden Caulfield,my spirit animal. I guess I just instantly related to this book since the narrator was too cynical and lost just like me. Holden and I shared many values and I guess we both changed as I turned each page. I think it was the first time that I found it easy to decode certain metaphors in a book mainly because while I was reading The Catcher in the Rye, I was Holden. I was a lost cause, I was hopeless. I’m not just a spectator and I wasn’t a passive reader in this story. I felt like it was my own story,like I was weaving and deciding everything that happens next. I … Continue reading
My first ever classic read was To Kill a Mockingbird which was about how Atticus Finch and his children tried to fight racial prejudice.It nearly killed me with a ton of new words and I thank Harper Lee for it.This book was just outrageously well-written.The plot and the characters were all well-developed. I was practically an airhead back when I was reading this book almost 5 years ago but it made my heart swell. It made me angry.I guess To Kill a Mockingbird was the first book to make me realize that there’s such a thing as brutal inequality and racism.It felt like my soul suddenly combusted with all the epiphany.Certainly brilliant.This book got me into classics.
The book thief tells the story of a girl whose love for words became her weapon in the war. Through all the struggles in the world of Nazis, Liesel Meminger found strength and hope in her family,friends,even neighbors and vice versa. What amazed me is how each character in this book taught me a different lesson. It taught me practically everything important:family, friends,neighbors,mercy,love,peace,words,meaning.This book is life and loss and everything.
Looking for Alaska is a story about an awkward boy who ended up being friends with the most daring and extraordinary people. Their shenanigans inside and out of school turned out to be the things that taught them most about life.Looking for Alaska will always, always be my favorite book no matter what. Nothing can change the fact that it was the first book that I fell in love with.I felt alive in their world. Alaska was the first one to teach me everything I never knew I wanted to know.This book taught me things about life, death, suffering,friendship,loyalty and everything in between. It’s the first to offer me a different perspective.I laughed and cried so much because I wanted to be as bold as Alaska.This book will continue to live within me.It never ends.