Those Kinds of Special Books

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Markus Zusak has said, "Sometimes you read a book so special that you carry it around with you just to be near it." That quote really spoke to me when I read it and much later, I started thinking about books that are that special to me.

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein 
I actually brought this book to college with me because I couldn't imagine leaving it at home. It's such a beautiful and heart-shattering story and it just didn't seem right to leave it in my dark bedroom on a shelf.

Realms of the Gods by Tamora Pierce
Most of Pierce's books are special to me, but this one is the most special. I've read it many, many times over the years. It's gotten me through bad times and been with me through good. Last semester it was my de-stress read over finals.

Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
I grew up with Harry Potter and the entire series is special to me. When I finished DH for the second time, I actually fell asleep curled up with it. One of my clearest memories is going to the bookstore to buy it and then barricading myself in my room for twelve hours while I roared through the pages.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
This book is beautiful and it ripped out my heart in a way that few books have. I had never been able to imagine calling a book "gorgeous" until I met this one. It was a week before I was ready to try reading something else the first time around.

What books are that kind of special to you?


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