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The World is a Page Away

“Reading is one of my favorite things to do. I love to relax to a good book at the end of the day. Each book I have read has taught me something new. I am a reading neophiliac craving new experiences that books offer.” ~ Carli

From philosophy to how-to-handbooks to poetry to fiction, anyone can experience anything by delving into a book. Whether it is to escape the stress of reality or to broaden understanding, books provide an opportunity to travel somewhere new.

Looking to be liberated from the pressures of life? Here are some light reads to relax to by the warmth of a fire or the comfort of a bed that will surely transport readers into a new world.

1. Sarah Dessen is the author of numerous young adult novels, including This Lullaby, The Truth About Forever, and Just Listen. The themes of friendship, trust, finding yourself and learning to love yourself resonates in all of her books. She expertly explores the heart of her characters and creates an intricate world that any teenage girl can relate to.

2. Twelve by Nick McDonell is a story of urban adolescence set in New York City. It follows the main character White Mike, a seventeen-year-old prep-school dropout drug dealer, through the party scenes of Harlem to the penthouses of Park Avenue.

3.The Mortal Instruments trilogy by Cassandra Clare, including City of Bones, City of Ashes, and City of Glass, centers on Clary Fray who is propelled into the supernatural world of shadow hunters, vampires, werewolves, warlocks, demons, and so much more. It is a deliciously mysterious fantasy world. “The Mortal Instruments series is a story world that I love to live in. Beautiful!” says Stephanie Meyer, author of the extremely popular Twilight saga.

4. Want to live and extraordinary life? The Secret to Teen Power is the key. The Secret by Rhonda Byrnes reveals “the secret” to success—the law of attraction, this transforming power within to achieve money, health, happiness, anything. Paul Harrington makes this secret—makes the law of attraction—relevant to teens in relation to issues such as friends, schoolwork, self-image, and relationships.

There is so much to see and learn in the world. Books are filled with so much knowledge. They teach; they show the world, so relax and enjoy the exhilarating worlds that books offer.