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9 Books To Get You Through The Bleakest Of Winters

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The days seem shorter than ever and it’s getting frighteningly chilly. Winter. Is. Coming. Luckily, we know just what you need. Read on for 9 books about the strength of the human spirit that will propel your winter-ravaged soul through this winer!

Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston

Hermione refuses to be anyone’s cautionary tale after she gets assaulted at cheer camp – and she’ll face a wrenching decision to regain the control she’s always had.

 

I Was Here by Gayle Forman

Cody’s journey to find out why her best friend Meg decided to take her own life is one of loss, bravery, and redemption.

 

Mosquitoland by David Arnold

When Mim Malone hops on a 1,000 mile bus ride to find her mother, she’ll end up facing all of her demons along the way.

 

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

At the end of WWII, 3 young people fight to survive a tragedy that history has forgotten.

 

The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith

Ariel is a refugee and the sole survivor of an attack on his small village who now lives in West Virginia, and his story will have you questioning what it is to be human.

 

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

After moving around for 5 years to escape the demons of her father’s PTSD, Hayley and her dad are finally settling down. But is this truly her chance at a normal life?

 

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes

A hard-hitting yet ultimately hopeful story about the dangers of blind faith…and having faith in yourself.

 

Blind by Rachel Dewoskin

Emma lost her sight in a nightmare accident, and after her classmate is found dead, she’ll have to untangle what happened in order to see for herself what makes life worth living.

 

Pointe by Brandy Colbert

When Theo’s oldest friend returns home after four long years with his kidnapper, Theo must choose between telling the truth and keeping quiet – both options with unfathomable consequences.

 

 

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