7 Books that were Sorry Charlies

Sometimes we just all pick up a book and try to get into it and we just can't... Now, I want to be optimistic and say that I can come back to it, one day, and be able to read it, and like it. But sometimes, I just know that won't be the case. You know the feeling, you just come across a book that you just don't enjoy! 

Now, now, don't get me wrong, I know that others like (even love) the books on my list, but they just weren't for me. But in honor of Sorry Charlie Day (apparently this is a thing according to Google, it's Wednesday, April 6, and it's a day to think about when we've been rejected. I don't like to think about when I've been rejected, so instead, I decided to do some rejecting. You're welcome to join me. Let's reject being rejected!), here are some Sorry Charlies...

 

 

#1 - All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (review here)

Published Year: 2015
Genre: YA Contemporary
Subtitle: No Thank You

"Theodore Finch is fascinated by death and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him. 
 
Violet Markey lives for the future, counting down the days until graduation, where she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister's recent death."


 

#2 Ruined by Paula Morris (review here)

Published Year: 2009
Genre: YA Paranormal
Subtitle: No Thank You

"Rebecca couldn't feel more out of place in New Orleans, where she comes to spend the year while her dad is traveling. She's staying in a creepy old house with her Aunt Claudia, who reads Tarot cards for a living. And at the snooty prep school, a pack of filthy-rich girls treat Rebecca like she's invisible. Only gorgeous, unavailable Anton Grey seems to give Rebecca the time of day, but she wonders if he's got a hidden agenda. Then one night, in Lafayette Cemetery, Rebecca makes a friend. Sweet, mysterious Lisette is eager to talk to Rebecca, and to show her the nooks and crannies of the city."


 

#3 The Girl with Glass Feet by Ali Shaw (review here)

Published Year: 2009
Genre: Fantasy
Subtitle: No Thank You

"Strange things are happening on the remote and snowbound archipelago of St. Hauda’s Land. Magical winged creatures flit around the icy bogland, albino animals hide themselves in the snow-glazed woods, and Ida Maclaird is slowly turning into glass. Ida is an outsider in these parts who has only visited the islands once before. Yet during that one fateful visit the glass transformation began to take hold, and now she has returned in search of a cure."


 

#4 Everyday by David Levithan (review here)

Published Year: 2012
Genre: YA Fantasy
Subtitle: Okay

Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.
There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.


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#5 Trapped by Michael Northrop

Published Year: 2011
Genre: YA Realism
Subtitle: No Thank You

"The day the blizzard started, no one knew that it was going to keep snowing for a week. That for those in its path, it would become not just a matter of keeping warm, but of staying alive... Scotty and his friends Pete and Jason are among the last seven kids at their high school waiting to get picked up that day, and they soon realize that no one is coming for them. Still, it doesn't seem so bad to spend the night at school, especially when distractingly hot Krista and Julie are sleeping just down the hall. But then the power goes out, then the heat. The pipes freeze, and the roof shudders. As the days add up, the snow piles higher, and the empty halls grow colder and darker, the mounting pressure forces a devastating decision...."


 

#6 Tiger's Curse (#1 of 3) by Colleen Houck

Published Year: 2011
Genre: YA Fantasy
Subtitle: No Thank You

"The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she’d be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year-old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world. But that’s exactly what happened. Face-to-face with dark forces, spellbinding magic, and mystical worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever."


 

#7 Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines

Published Year: 2009
Genre: YA Dystopia
Subtitle: No Thank You

"Lyn is a neo-gladiator’s daughter, through and through.  Her mother has made a career out of marrying into the high-profile world of televised blood sport, and the rules of the Gladiator Sports Association are second nature to their family. 

Always lend ineffable confidence to the gladiator. Remind him constantly of his victories. And most importantly: Never leave the stadium when your father is dying."