Leaving the Achota Station. A delightfully written, completely believable, fiction about a poet growing into a man in Spain. (The male author did a Fulbright on poetry in Spain) I know a college-bound student who changed his outlook on life after reading this book. Note: we both hated Catcher in the Rye and loved this book.
Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead. Reached a time in your life when you can’t answer the question “why do you care?” I suggest this detective tale that is actually about a fictional detective manual that teaches its students to see the world they live in. It will remind you that life isn’t about having answers, it’s about enjoying the ride.