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It probably seems a bit of a strange topic to pick, but I really do love reading books about people who are at a slight disadvantage or who for every day is a struggle. These characters in my opinion are the real hero’s and heroines. The real, honest characters who may not save the world every day, but who live life to the fullest no matter what obstacles are put int heir way.
Some of these I have read, some of these I haven’t, but all of which I am MAJOR fans off and highly recommend.
She is Not Invisible (Marcus Sedgwick) – TBR I’m really intrigued to see how this girl is going to find her father when she can’t see anything.
Girl Stolen (April Henry) – TBR This one looks really interesting. I haven’t read many books about people being kidnapped, but never have I read about a blind person being kidnapped so this book is very unique.
The Fault In Our Stars (John Green) – He may not be the main character in this beautiful and emotional story, but Issac is by far one of my favourite blind characters I have every read about. His strength to keep on going even as his world starts to crumble around him is remarkable and his sense of humour never failed to make me smile through this book. My Review.
What I Didn’t Say (Keary Taylor) – I read this nearly a year ago and I think I still have my book hangover for it. It is such a moving story and exceptionally written from the POV of a teenage boy who looses his ability to talk and with it his dreams. My Review
It Ain’t Me Babe (Tillie Cole) – I love Tillie Cole’s writing and this book was no exception. Her characters are just amazing and in this book especially she creates Styx, an outlaw, a leader and an all round bad boy. But then she takes away his voice and makes him vulnerable and it is just PERFECT. My Review
The Summer I Found You (Jolene Perry) – This book actually features two characters with disabilities, but I decided to put this in the physical disabilities pile because the reason I found this book was because I was looking for a story about a wounded soldier. Aiden is a young veteran who lost his arm whilst at war and is struggling to adjust to life back home, Kate is a girl who is struggling to come to terms with her recent Type 1 Diabetes diagnoses. Very cute story. My Review.
The Year We Fell Down (Sarina Bowen) – TBR I REALLY want to read this one. From reviews I have read it seems like one of those ‘nothing is going to hold me back’ kind of stories and I get the feeling that Corey is going to be one of those very inspirational heroines as she learns to let go of old dreams and accept and live her new life to the fullest.
Say What You Will (Cammie McGovern) – TBR I really didn’t know where to put this book and even now I think I have put it in the wrong section, but oh well. I have never read a book with a character like Amy who is born with Cerebral Palsy, and in fact before discovering this book I didn’t actually know much about it at all. There is also Matthew who is plagued with obsessive compulsive disorder who struggles through daily life with repeated thoughts and neurotic rituals. This book is definitely going to give any one who reads it the feels and the reviews have been amazing. So excited to read!
The Beginning of Everything (Robin Schneider) – TBR This has been on my TBR for so long! I feel that this is going to be one of these ‘healing’books where our character realises after ‘loosing everything’ that he was actually missing a lot of the important things in his life.
Skin Deep (Laura Jarratt) – This book was full of the feels and very much a story of healing. Jenna is horrifically scared from an accident that nearly took her life and spends her life hiding away from the world. It isn’t until Ryan comes along and teaches her that real beauty doesn’t mean perfection.
Wonder (R.J.Palacio) – TBR Starting at a new school as a young kid is hard enough, but being a child with a facial deformity starting at a new school has got to be horrendous. I love reading books from a childs POV, especially when the story features a serious storyline like this. Really need to read this one!
The Disappearing Girl (Heather Topham Wood) – This was the first book I ever read about an eating disorder and wow was is good! It really delves into not just the struggle of the disorder but the reasons behind it. Such a powerful story. My Review.
Addicted to You (Krista & Becca Ritchie) – A story about a Sex Addict and and Alcoholic. It sounds strange, but it is amazing! As well as an amazing storyline the characters in this book (and the rest of the series) are so beautifully written and honest that you can’t help but love them for their flaws and their struggles but also their strength. My Review.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon) – A beautiful story about a fifteen year old boy who has Asperger’s Syndrome. The book is written perfectly and gives you a honest insight into the mind of a young person with Asperger’s and the way in which they see the world. I found the book fascinating and just beautiful, seeing the world through innocent eyes and a pure mind.
Have you read any of these books? What’s on your list this week?
Leave me a comment and let me know!