GREAT READS FOR GROWNUPS

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ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES by Jennifer Niven

If you enjoy a good YA tearjerker, a la The Fault in Our Stars, this will NOT disappoint. If you've ever loved someone with a mental illness, or just didn't know how to help someone you love, this beautiful, sensitive novel will resonate. A boy who is having trouble finding reasons to stay alive helps the girl he loves find beauty and meaning in her own life.

BLANKETS by Craig Thompson

If you've never read a graphic novel, or you don't think they are true literature for grownups, give this book a shot. A masterpiece of art and text, Craig Thompson's coming-of-age autobiography tells the story of his teenage years, growing up in a Evangelical Christian family, falling in love for the first time, and choosing a path for himself as an adult.

STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel

How important are art and culture to the rebuilding of society after an apocalyptic event? Twenty years after a devastating flu pandemic has killed 90% of the world's population, the actors and musicians of the Traveling Symphony perform Shakespearean plays to small villages of people, because to them, mere survival is not enough to make life worth living.

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