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Lizzie asks…

Any super good books out there to read?

I’m 24 years old and looking for some really good books to read. I just recently finished 50 shades of Grey trilogy and Pride and Prejudice. I tried looking online but I keep getting the twilight series and hunger games. Anybody have any good books to recomend?

New Niche Finder answers:

One breath away – Heather Gudenkauf
In the midst of a sudden spring snowstorm, an unknown man with a gun walks into an elementary school classroom. Outside the school, the town of Broken Branch watches and waits. Officer Meg Barrett holds the responsibility for the town’s children in her hands. Trapped in her classroom, Evelyn Oliver watches for an opportunity to rescue the children in her care. And thirteen-year-old Augie Baker will risk her own safety to protect her little brother. As tension mounts with each passing minute, the hidden fears and grudges of the small town are revealed as the people of Broken Branch race to uncover the identity of the stranger who holds their children hostage.

You don’t want to know – Lisa Jackson
Ava has spent most of the past two years in and out of Seattle mental institutions, shattered by grief and unable to recall the details of Noah’s disappearance. Now she’s back at the family estate she once intended to restore to its former grandeur. But as Ava’s mind comes back into focus, her suspicions grow. Ava can’t shake the feeling that her family and her psychologist know more than they’re saying.

Gone girl – Gillian Flynn
On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick’s wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy’s friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn’t true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren’t his. And then there are the persistent calls on his cell phone. So what really did happen to Nick’s beautiful wife?

Secret smile – Nicci French
Miranda becomes involved with a handsome man who brings much happiness into her life. Slowly things turn nasty leaving Miranda with her head spinning. Even her family thinks she’s acting childish and melodramatic when she explains the problems surmounting in her life. Angry at her family’s ignorance, Miranda’s troubles change when she meets someone who is angrier than she is. That chance encounter takes Miranda on a psychological roller coaster ride.

Touch & go – Lisa Gardner
When Justin and Libby Denbe, along with their beautiful 15-year-old daughter, disappear, investigator Tessa Leone must race against time to expose the Denbes’ darkest secrets to discover who would want to kidnap such a perfect little family and just how far they are willing to go.

Sharon asks…

How could I compare the book Siddhartha and Lord of the Flies?

I need to compare these two books for an essay. How could i set it up or what are some things they have in common?

New Niche Finder answers:

Hi Daniel,

Yes, both young men had epiphanies about life, but more specifically: both Siddhartha and the boys from LOTFs went to their very roots to discover something fundamental about humanity and themselves. Both were stripped of all society, cultural cues, “right” and “wrong”, material objects, basic necessities of life – and only when they were completely alone did they understood who they really were. That is what the comparison is about. If you want a great essay, ask yourself what it was that the protagonists from each story discovered about themselves; was it good, or bad; was it the same truth or different truths? And if (by chance) they were opposite truths – how can they both be right? Good luck.

Mark asks…

Books for teenage girls that are good?

I recently read a few books series like
The mortal instruments
Divergent series
The infernal devices
Etc etc

These series really made me cry, laugh and just in general gave me emotions. I know it may sound stupid, but they changed my life. And I want more books series like that.

Does anyone have a list of books/series that really changed their life, or that they really enjoyed?

I am looking for a book that I cant book down and when I am finished, I cried because it ended. (I did that with the mortal instruments series. Stupid I know, but still! One more book!)

Anyone have any suggestions?

New Niche Finder answers:

Although I can’t promise that any of these will change your life, here are some good series with similar themes as Divergent that will make you think:

Delirium by Lauren Oliver – 2011. In the tightly controlled society of a future America, love is forbidden, classified as ‘deliria’ by authorities. Three months before her 18th birthday and a mandatory procedure to ‘cure’ her deliria, Lena meets Alex, who sends her heart aflutter. As love blossoms between the two, Lena questions what she has always been told about love, and begins to consider the unthinkable: not submitting to the cure, and choosing deliria instead. Beautifully written, but a little slow.

The Shore of Monsters by David J. Nix – 2011. Five generations earlier, a horde of monsters nearly obliterated humanity. All males are dead or ruined by a monster plague; words like ‘father’ and ‘romance’ have lost meaning. When teenager Sky joins an expedition to the shore that falls apart, she must survive amongst the monsters that roam the ruins. She gets unexpected help from a very surprising source. Mystery, action, and romance follow!

Enclave by Ann Aguirre – 2011. In a shattered, post-apocalyptic world, 15-year old Deuce’s dream has come true. She has been named a Huntress, trusted by her community to brave the world outside of the sheltering tunnels and the threat of monstrous Freaks to bring meet to the tribe. The assignment is complicated by her pairing with the rebellious and handsome Fade, and a realization that the Freaks are growing more organized and cunning. Deuce and Fade must convince the tribal Elders of the imminent danger before it is too late.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan – 2010. Seven generations have passed since the Return, a plague that reanimates dead humans into creatures that feed on the living. Teenager Mary lives inside one of the last enclaves of uninfected, protected by a chain link fence that surrounds her village. When the fence is breached, Mary flees the village with a small band of survivors. Their flight toward an uncertain salvation is both harrowing and revealing, as they try to determine if they are humanity’s last hope.

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher – 2007. Incarceron is a prison so vast that it is self-sustaining. Generations of prisoners are born inside, doomed to a life in prison. The novel weaves two story lines: that of 17-year old Finn, who hopes to become only the second person to break out of the prison, and Claudia, the warden’s daughter who hopes to escape an arranged marriage. When each discovers a crystal key, they find that they can communicate through the devices, and pledge to help one another. The story lines merge in a fantastic twist you won’t see coming.

Shipbreaker by Paolo Bacigalupi – 2010. In a near future of rising seas, no oil, and extreme poverty, a teenager works as a shipbreaker – one who salvages rusting ships for parts. When he finds a wrecked super-yacht after a storm, he thinks his days of poverty are over. However, he gets swept into an adventure when bad people come for the one survivor of the wreck – a rich, beautiful girl who owns the vessel.

The Uglies Trilogy by Scott Westerfield – 2005. In a future society, a mandatory operation at age 16 wipes out physical differences, turning “Uglies” into “Pretties”. The Pretties are allowed freedom to play, while the Uglies jealously await their turn. Ugly Tally has gotten into trouble that may forfeit her operation. The menacing government offers her a way out: find a group of rebel Uglies, infiltrate, and betray them. Tally agrees, but upon finding the rebels comes to understand the terrible price of becoming pretty.

Unwind by Neal Shusterman – 2009. In post-war future, the abortion debate has been solved through compromise. Parents may elect to have their teenage children “unwound”, a process where the teens organs and body parts are harvested for others. The story follows three runaway Unwinds, each discarded for behavior, religious, or economic reasons. As the trio embarks on a harrowing journey of escape, the reader will ponder very heavy moral questions, and wrestle with how much a bad decision can affect future generations. This is a masterpiece on every level!

Sandra asks…

I wonder if my sentence does not have grammar mistakes?

Newly Free Books Discovered Today.

I am adding and discover 2 new book every day. I want to use Newly and discover to make it strong., as something very new has been discovered. Is it correctly phrased? Thanks.

New Niche Finder answers:

There are so many things wrong with this. Discover is past tense so it should be “discovered.” Book should be pluralized. That’s a good place to start.

George asks…

How did Einstein discover mass-energy equivalence and how was he so smart (his intelligence notwithstanding)?

Is it that he read books on science/physics all the time? Thanks a lot
What about mass-energy equivalence? How‘d he find out about the formula?

New Niche Finder answers:

I read a book on Einstein and it said a few factors related in to his brain power the first was he was in his mothers womb for 10-11 months which may have led to a better brain development. Also he slept for 11 hours a day which may have led his brain to better sort and store information. I’m sure reading science and physics books was a major role but genetics and his sleep pattern had a lot to do with it.

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