Maybe you didn't get a chance to see a family member or friend for the holidays, and now that you have planned to see them, you'd like to give them a special something. And maybe there's a birthday or anniversary coming up and you have to come up with a last-minute gift. I've seen it before; I've lived it before. So, for all those last-minute gifters, here's a gift idea: a book. Why a book? Here are some reasons why they make great gifts, along with book titles you should consider.
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If I Stay by Gayle Forman: Imagine having your last memory of being in a car with your family, but you don't remember everything inbetween that got you to your current point in time. All you know is that you can see your own damaged body being taken away from the scene. That is what 17 year old Mia experiences in this heart-wrenching but beautiful story about family, friends and the choices we're sometimes forced to make.
The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Blue Bear by Walter Moers: Captain Blue Bear comes from the land Zamonia. He has a total of 27 lives and is in his 13 1/2 life. The narrator recounts his adventures from his first life to his current life where he encounters out of the ordinary characters, such as the Spiderwitch, and places, such as the Babbling Billows.
‘Til Death Do Us Part by Kate White: One by one, the bridesmaids are going down. Bailey comes to realize this when Ashley, one of the bridesmaids, begins to question the strange deaths of the other bridesmaids. Ashley doesn't make it out alive but will Bailey?
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A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks: Who doesn't know and love the movie interpretation of this book? The popular boy falls for the outcast girl. Soon enough though, he finds out that she holds a secret that will change everything. It's a bittersweet story that is beautifully written, just like all of Nicholas Sparks' other novels.