Biggest Books of the Decade: 2011
The year was 2011. Robert Pattinson and Kristin Stewart had just one Best Kiss at the MTV Movie Awards, Taylor Swift had just joined Instagram, and and all of us were obsessed with the Royal Wedding…and also some really good books came out. Let’s talk about them!
Biggest Books of 2011!
Crossed by Ally Condie
Chasing down an uncertain future, Cassia makes her way to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky–taken by Society to his certain death–only to find that he has escaped into the majestic, but treacherous, canyons. On this wild frontier are glimmers of a different life . . . and the enthralling promise of rebellion. But even as Cassia sacrifices everything to reunite with Ky, ingenious surprises from Xander may change the game. On the edge of Society, nothing is as expected, and crosses and double crosses make Cassia’s path more twisted than ever.
Where She Went by Gayle Forman
Picking up several years after the dramatic conclusion of If I Stay, Where She Went continues the story of Adam and Mia, from Adam’s point of view. Ever since Mia’s decision to stay – but not with him – Adam’s career has been on a wonderful trajectory. His album, borne from the anguish and pain of their breakup, has made him a bona fide star. And Mia herself has become a top-rate cellist, playing in some of the finest venues in the world. When their respective paths put them both in New York City at the same time, the result is a single night in which the two reunite – with wholly satisfying results.
Legend by Marie Lu
What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.
From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths – until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.
Biggest Song of 2011: Rolling in the Deep by Adele
Also the year this iconic album cover blessed our eyes.
Biggest Movie of 2011: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
WE’RE NOT CRYING YOU’RE CRYING.
Random fun fact:
It was the year Rebecca Black explained that we all gotta get down on Friday.
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