By Sarah Lerner, Parkland students
What It’s About: Marjory Stoneman Douglas students share experiences from the U.S.'s deadliest high school shooting, detailing unimaginable fear, grief, healing, and inspiration to keep the memories of their classmates alive and help others.
Why You Might Like It: The book encompasses a perspective of the tragedy beyond the news and media representation we see. It is an emotional but valuable read.
Where to find it: Available on Sora app
Before I Let Go
By Marieke Nijkamp
What It’s About: Returning to Lost to mourn her friend Kyra's recent suicide and look for answers, Corey questions the townspeople's role in Kyra's death and their treatment of her as a bipolar teen.
Why You Might Like It: A fast, intriguing read encased within a mystery that examines suicide, friendship, mental illness and the feeling of being an outsider.
Where to Find It: Available at the HHS Library (mystery/suspense section)
Turtles All The Way Down
By John Green
What It’s About: Teenagers Aza and Daisy, set out on quest to find a missing billionaire with a $100K reward on his head (the father of a childhood friend wanted by police). Aza’s story is one of risk taking, investigation, and finding herself when nothing seems to be right.
Why You Might Like It: Award-winning YA novelist John Green presents another humorous, engaging, and relatable story of lovable characters who simultaneously break your heart.
Where To Find It: Available in the HHS Library in the fiction section, and audiobook on Sora