An Abundance of Katherines by John Green - I can totally relate to Colin with his desire to matter - I have always wanted to matter ever since I started high school. Not sure that I agree with the solution that stories help satiate that desire - they seem to fickle imo - Still a great book though
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven- I read this for a book published this year. While I thought the writing itself was great and the book left me thinking, I was also disappointed in it. It was touted for lovers of Eleanor & Park and TFIOS (which I loved) and I really think there should be no comparison. It has a difficult subject matter, and one I feel should be addressed, but it also is very depressing and I worry about teens who do suffer from mental illness reading it.