Hooked To Books is pleased to invite you to read the five most inspirational essays in our 2017 Scholarship Program, among nearly 800 submissions this year. The essays, excellent in writing styles and rich in content, show us not only the power of books, but also the power of the readers. Read and see how books change lives – the readers’, and many others’.
Anna and the French Kiss is a phenomenal debut YA novel from Stephanie Perkins. It walks the line between hilarious and emotive, hysterical and hard hitting. If you’re looking for a story that grabs at your heart and holds it with incredible characters, a beautiful setting and many a near miss, you’ll find a home in this story. After many a Tumblr recommendation of this novel, I picked it up in Waterstones and set myself down to read.
The hairs on the back of Jackie’s neck started to tingle. She held her composure, feeling the eyes of everyone in the group on her. The limelight was her home. Today, however, she wanted nothing more than to crawl into a hole. She wouldn’t let her composure crack, not like Cece. Cece was dramatic on a typical day.