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Reading can be difficult, sometimes.
It can. Whether because of dense writing, awful-ness or subject matter, reading CAN sometimes be a chore. But since I don’t DNF books, I always get to the end. And sometimes it can be a relief to finish that last page.
Here are some of those books.
Tricks by Ellen Hopkins
Why? Subject matter. This was about teens who ended up in prostitution, and it’s an extremely confronting book. That’s what Ellen Hopkins does best, and it was a really thought-provoking read.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Why? It…um, it kind of bored me. I read this for English a while ago and it just wasn’t my thing. I mean, yeah, I LOVED the meaning behind it and everything, but it was just a bit dense for me.
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Why? GOSH I hated this book. You can read my rant here. I wanted to finish the series, but I really, really did not like this book.
Angelfall by Susan Ee
Why? GORE. VIOLENCE. I don’t do those things.
This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Earl
Why? This was so sad, oh my goodness. Even more so because Esther is a real person and just. Ugh. Ugly crying right here.
The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
Why? I read Fellowship again this year for school, and it takes a LONG time. It’s just a very dense book.
The Fire Ascending by Chris d’Lacey
Why? It was the end to one of my favourite series EVER (The Last Dragon Chronicles) and it was absolutely awful. Actually, the last three or four were horrible, but I HAD to finish it.
Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder
Why? Okay, I actually HIGHLY recommend this book. It’s amazing. Seriously. Read it. It’s about philosophy and stuff – it was difficult to read because it practically blew my mind. It’s definitely difficult to wrap your head around it.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J K Rowling
Why? BECAUSE IT WAS THE LAST ONE, THAT’S WHY. I read this on the silver seats in fourth grade – I can remember it distinctly – and I did not want it to end.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Why? Because I was practically sobbing for the last 50 pages, so it was a little difficult to see the actual words on the page. I have never cried so much in a book.