The 5 books that left a hole in my heart

Some books are just a wild roller coaster ride from start to finish – they reach inside of you and mess with your soul. Others have a massive plot twist at the ending that comes out of nowhere and hits you like a freight train and leaves you shattered. There have been many books that left me dazed, confused and frankly just plain upset. Here are 5 of them.

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The book I wish I’d written: The Spectacular Now

the-spectacular-nowAs a writer, you’ll always have that one book that you wish you had written yourself, whether it’s because of the gripping narrative style, the mind-blowing plot, or the realistically complex characters. The Spectacular Now is mine.

Allow me to paint you a little picture. It’s February. It’s cold, windy, and terribly dreary outside. I’m suffering from what feels like the worst flu in the history of humanity. After two days of high fever, stomach cramps, and thumping headaches, I decide that the only way that I’m getting through this is with the help of a good book. I reach for my saddeningly high pile of new books and come up with The Spectacular Now.

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