MOST UNIQUE BOOKS
S. by Doug Dorst and J.J. Abrams: What Makes It Unique? This is a clever book within a book, filled with removable photographs, letters, postcards, etc., that help to solve the mysteries in the overlapping stories.
Night Film by Marisha Pessl: What Makes It Unique? Similar to S., this mystery features various multi-media that help to enhance the story.
Room by Emma Donoghue: What Makes It Unique? This story is narrated by a 5 year-old who has been held by a kidnapper, along with his mother, for his entire life. It shouldn’t work, but it does.
Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando: What Makes It Unique? There are romances in this dual-narrated story, but the focus is on the friendship between the two soon-to-be college roommates. The ending is as moving as any romances I’ve read.
Just One Day by Gayle Forman: What Makes It Unique? Willem! He is very different from the “boyfriend material” found in YA.
Building Stories by Chris Ware: What Makes It Unique? If you like graphic novels, you need to check this out. It’s a work of art.
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver: What Makes It Unique? This is like a much darker version of the film, Groundhog Day, filled with characters who are initially very, very hard to like. But I cared about all of them by the end.
The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks: What Makes It Unique? I can’t think of a book that made me laugh more than this one.
Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist: What Makes It Unique? Yes, there’s a vampire in this book, and there is a lot of gore, but it’s more focused on the friendship between two children who feel alone in the world.
Every Day by David Levithan: What Makes It Unique? It’s filled with equal parts of hope and hopelessness, and it makes you question what makes us who we are.
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