"Water for Elephants,” by Sara Gruen, tells the story of a young man, Jacob Jankowski, who runs away from home and jumps on a circus train after his parents die in a car accident.
The book is told in two different time periods that switch back and forth throughout the novel – the presumable present and during the Great Depression.
Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky, is the story of a young boy named Charlie who is starting high school. The book is told in letters written to an anonymous pen-pal. The reader doesn’t know who he’s writing to, so it’s easy for the reader to feel like they are the one Charlie is confiding in, which is the best part of the book.
When I first read The Hunger Games, I had no idea what it was about. People had only told me it was a really good book. However, most of the people relaying this information said Twilight was their favorite book of all time (not bashing Twilight, but as far as literary work goes, it's no masterpiece). After all the “ooo’s” and “ahh's” died down, I finally sat down and read the book everyone keep telling me about. I was floored. Suzanne Collins is a beast.