5 books about life's greatest lessons from death & struggles
1. The fault in our stars
"Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten."(green,2012)
It's beautifully and realistically written that will make you smile, laugh, emotional, teary, and touch you like a great story should. you might end up with questions, but they've already been answered within the story. It will make you appreciate life in a way not many could, and believe in love in a way not many would.
2. A walk to remember
"'A Walk To Remember' follows the rite of passage of a jaded, aimless high school senior who falls in love with a guileless young woman he and his friends once scorned. The two develop a powerful and inspirational relationship in which they discover truths that take most people a lifetime to learn."
All i can say is that it's a beautiful love story unlike many love stories, but i did find it similar to the fault in our stars, and stories like these are one of the proves that love knows no rules or endings. love can happen everywhere to anyone and any circumstances.
“Love is like the wind. You cannot see it but you can always feel it.” - A walk to remember
3. Tuesday's with Morrie
Morrie is an extremely lovable college professor who—in his late sixties—finds out that he is dying. The story of his last few weeks on earth is told by Mitch, one of Morrie's former students, who happens to bump into him during his final days.
It's a touching story about great lessons from an old man to a young man. funny how a story about death can teach you so much about life.
4. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
A disturbed,institutionalized 16-year-old girl battle with schizophrenia and her struggles between fantasy and reality.
It's a great story that get you inside this girl's head and shows you that people with mental illness are not as strange as many see them from the outside and their world is not as black and white as many would think. especially if you're someone who's interested in mental illness then you will find this book very interesting interpretation of schizophrenia.
5. The shack
"Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his "Great Sadness," Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend"
This book seemed to get and still gets a lot of controversy as to how the author presented the holy trinity, but i see it in a completely different way and i think it's a great book that anyone can learn so much from and it shouldn't be taken literary or offensive as many people did and still do. there are so many things that stuck with me that i would go back to them from time to time and I've recommended it to friends and family.
I believe that death hardships can teach you about life more than any fairy tale ever could. We get through hardships to appreciate the good times. No one wants to struggle or be hurt, but once you get through it your whole view on life changes. It's amazing what you can learn from hardships more than you will ever learn from a life time of happiness. They talk about death to teach you about life.