Hey everyone. First things first, let me introduce myself. I am a totally normal and typical female living a totally normal and typical life. You can call me Selene. I like reading, listening to music, watching movies, series and documentaries and drawing. For my first article here I decided to present you with just some of the books that have saved my life.
P.S. None of the following titles should be associated with the homonymous films.

If I Stay

by Gayle Forman

Mia's life has always been about choices. Between her family, her love for music, her boyfriend. Until a car accident turns her life upside down. Or what's left of it anyway.
Should we keep on fighting even when everything seems to be lost? Where can we find the strength to do so? Does it lie in love, friends, unfulfilled dreams, maybe a debt to ourselves? Through Mia's eyes I saw hope. And a confirmation that there are people out there, a few for each one of us, that want us to keep going for they want us to be happy.

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“If I stay. If I live. It's up to me.”

Eragon

by Christopher Paolini

Eragon is the kind of book that makes people believe in the impossible. As we read it, we, in our hearts, go on a magical journey though an ancient land along with dragons, elves, magicians and dwarves, only to figure out in the end that our strength is not relative to our size but to our heart.

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“Into the sky to win or die.”

The Picture of Dorian Gray

by Oscar Wilde

Dorian, although living in the 19th century, is not much different than most people nowadays. He believes that life is for the ones born beautiful. For those who live for the moment and don't care about consequences. So he trades his life for the one of a painting. But as he remains young and attractive his soul only becomes older and uglier. Is that kind of life a sin worth paying for and how soon can one take a step back and realize it before it's too late?

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“Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.”

Victim Without a Face

by Stefan Ahnhem

Victim without a face is so much more than a serial killer thriller novel. It is the definition of troubled youth. It can perfectly describe the feelings of loneliness, despair, angst and anger. But above all it is about all the adults in a teenager's life who are either completely clueless or decide to ignore a situation altogether hoping it will be magically solved. Brutal and honest from the first to the last page.

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"There was so much yet to be said, but it would all come in good time. So many meaningless apologies. So many strained explanations."

Until next time x