Books to Check Out!
These lists include books recommended by students, staff, faculty, and librarians. There's something for everyone here - if you don't find a book you want to read, talk to any PCC librarian for more suggestions!
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Crazy Enough by
The popular indie rock performer describes her battle against the hereditary mental illness that decimated her mother's health and prompted the author to engage in a self-destructive downward spiral before discovering her musical talent.
In Incarceron, a vast intelligent city-prison sealed off from the outside world and hidden from everybody except the Warden, two young people, Cynthia, the Warden's daughter who is trying to escape an arranged marriage, and Finn, a young prisoner who cannot remember his childhood, join forces to attempt to escape.
The Hunger Games by
Did The Hunger Games leave you ready for more action? Be sure to read the next two books in the trilogy: Catching Fire and Mockingjay.
The Fault in Our Stars by
Hazel,a 16-year old girl with stage IV thyroid cancer. To help her deal with her clinical depression, her doctor sends her to a weekly support group where she meets "hottie" Augustus Waters, a fellow cancer survivor. Irreverent, raw, and unforgettable.
The Blind Side by
Follows one young man from his impoverished childhood with a crack-addicted mother, through his discovery of the sport of football, to his rise to become one of the most successful, highly-paid players in the NFL.
All her life, Cassia has never had a choice. The Society dictates when and how to play, where to work, where to live, what to eat and wear, and most importantly to Cassia, whom to marry. But if she is Matched to Xander, why is she thinking about Ky?
A self-portrait of a black teenage girl, big, fat, unloved, with a father who rapes her and a jealous mother who screams abuse. For Precious, hope appears when a courageous young teacher bullies, cajoles and inspires her to learn to read.