3 Amazing Books I Found at the Library

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3 Amazing Books I Found at the Library

Or maybe I should say, found me. When I’m at the library, I can’t ever leave empty handed. I like to have my Goodreads app ready to scan a book to add to my TBR list but sometimes the book tells me to take it now. Here are three books I found at the library that spoke to me that I just couldn’t put down.

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

Young Adult, Mystery

The main character loses her best friend in a car accident, the creator of a webcomic and tales of Princess X. She grows up and moves on with her life only to start seeing Princess X appear again–on stickers around town and back online. She starts to question if her friend really died. Is she still alive?

This is a YA-graphic novel blend. It’s a mystery too. Those are two genres I rarely touch and I was captivated by the layout of the book and story that I finished it in like two days. The writing is so fast-paced you’ll get sucked in immediately and think you’re watching a movie. I’ve never read anything like it.

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok

Historical Fiction, Contemporary

A single mother and her daughter move to the U.S. from China. This is an immigrant story about a girl facing language barriers, identity confusion, and a double life. As the main character grows up in a new world, she starts to get a taste of what freedom is. But in her world, it still seems like a luxury.

Reading stories like these are so important. They give us a fictional story filled with truth. I really liked the storyline in this book. The writing was captivating. It was a coming of age story with the perspective of an immigrant. I read it in one weekend.

In The Country We Love by Diane Guerrero

Non-Fiction, Memoir

This was one of the first books I checked out of the library, I was doing research for my book. I remember sitting outside on my porch and taking all the notes. I took my time with this one, more like a week. This story is about someone’s life. It’s not fiction. It really is about a first-generation born in the U.S. daughter of immigrants, who in Guerrero’s case, get deported.

I enjoyed reading this book so much. It showed the dream of a young girl and how she struggled with having to stay behind in a country her entire family loved. It shows a first-hand experience on how hard it really is for people who come to this country to gain citizenship and how in the midst of all that, Guerrero still pursued her dream. It’s a good read, but it’s also an important one.

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