On the blog today I have Aya Tsintziras, author of Pretty Bones. I reviewed her book a week or so ago, and now she is back to share with us some books from her past!
It's always interesting to see how authors are influenced by the books they read when they were young. Let's take a look back with Aya and see what her favorites were at some key ages. You can click the book covers to visit their Goodreads pages as well!
A Handful of Time by Kit Pearson.
Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel, a brilliant memoir about the author’s struggle with depression. (Note: in high school I read a lot of what you could consider depressing memoirs!)
White Oleander by Janet Fitch, one of my all-time favourite books.
Gingerbread by Rachel Cohn. I would recommend the whole series: Gingerbread, Shrimp and Cupcake.
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Again, one of the best books I’ve ever read.
A huge thank you again to Aya Tsintziras for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the blurb for her book, Pretty Bones, below and add it to your reading list.
Raine has a family, good grades, best friends, and a boyfriend who loves her. But then anorexia takes over, and her life spirals out of control. Her efforts to hide her condition are finished when she collapses at a school dance. Although she's whisked away to treatment, Raine isn't ready to accept who she really is and get the help she desperately needs. For Raine, coming-of-age means coming closer to death.