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Danbury High School     43 Clapboard Ridge Road Danbury, CT 06811     (203) 797-4800

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Confessions of a junior book worm


For as long as I could remember, books have always been my enemy. A form of “torture” as  I liked to put it. Whether it was for fun or the teacher assigned it, I never truly read a book. Sparknotes were my lord and savior. One summer however, that all changed. The commonly known, The Summer I turned Pretty TV show series came out in the summer of 2022. It gained a following extremely fast, warranting many people to purchase the whole series of books, me being one of them. 

The Summer I turned Pretty book series written by Jenny Han has three books total to its collection. Her books are a love romance triangle between two brothers and their childhood best friend. I, along with many others, would consider The Summer I turned Pretty series a quick read for when trying to get into reading, or back into the groove of things. 

After reading this series and seeing how quick I was to get in my own groove, I decided to see what else reading had to offer. I started with short simple books my sister gave me. The easiest to read were ones with short chapters because it makes you feel as though you are reading more than you really are. Some books I would recommend in this manner are: 

  1. The Summer I turned Pretty series 
  2. We were Liars: This book holds one of the biggest plot twists. A rich family with grudges held for years and years. Yet, the family goes on a family vacation every summer to their own private island. It focuses on one of the grandchildren Cadence who suffers a head injury one summer and couldn’t remember anything. The main mystery is what happened that summer?
  3. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder: This book has twists and turns at every corner. Five years ago a girl was supposedly murdered and her boyfriend was the #1 suspect and due to the pressure he committed suicide. Five years later Pip decides to investigate the murder for her capstone project. It brought questions of was she really dead, and did he commit suicide, or was he murdered to? 
  4. People We meet on Vacation: Poppy and Alex have been best friends since the beginning of time regardless being as opposite as possible. They’ve taken a budgeted trip every summer until something happened in Croatia. Two years later, they reunite and attempt to make another summer trip. Will they leave in love or separate for another two years? 
  5. Everything, Everything: This book is as short as they come. It’s a cute love story filled with family issues galore. The boy across the street with an abusive father and the sick girl who can’t go outside. But is she actually sick? 

Each of these books are some of my favorites and the fastest for me to get through. It is important for you however, to find what kind of books are the best fit for you. There are countless genres to choose from such as historical fiction, romance, mystery, and roughly 50 more. Finding what type of books, or authors are right for you will help you get into the groove of reading. 

Here are my top 10 must reads: 

  • Love and Other words
  • Four Years Later
  • Ugly Love 
  • The Love Hypothesis 
  • One of us is Lying 
  • It ends with us 
  • The Cheat Sheet 
  • The Bridgerton Series 
  • Normal People 
  1. Things We never got over series 
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Lexie Naber
Lexie Naber, Staff Writer
Hi! My name is Lexie Naber, I am a junior at Danbury High school. This is my first year writing for the schools newspaper and I am excited to write about my interests involving the school. I joined this course to get a chance to venture out and explore writing about my interests. In the future I would love to pursue psychology but I would also like to keep my options open. I am looking forward to writing stories and having a great year at the Hatters Herald!

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