Top 10 Fictional Books
These books are some of my favorite books that I have read.
10. Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for Real is a touching story about a child who dies inside of a hospital, but comes back and claims he saw Heaven. He also recalls events that happened while he was dead, making everyone believe he actually did go to Heaven. More and more evidence appear as the story progresses, so read the book to hear more about Colton Burpo's amazing story.
9. Alice in Wonderland
This is a classic story, and it is for a reason. The writing and pacing is fantastic, but the story does get confusing after a while, so it takes a little bit to understand what is happening in the story.
8. The Phantom Tollbooth
The Phantom Tollbooth is a amazing children's story about a bored child who receives a small tollbooth and car from an anonymous person. When he drives through the tollbooth (because he has nothing better to do), he meets a large dog (shown on the cover) that asks for help. A great story for any age.
7. Wenny Has Wings
This is an emotional story about two siblings who are hit by a truck while crossing a street. The sister dies; the brother lives. He starts to become very depressed, and is asked by his doctor to write letters to Wenny to help deal with the traumatic event.
6. The Shining
The Shining is a horror novel about a family who stays in a Colorado hotel to keep it up and running during the winter. The child in the book starts to see terrible hallucinations during their stay, and the father starts to go mad.
5. Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption
This is another Stephen King story, but with a much different theme to it. Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, also known as simply Shawshank Redemption, is a story about a man named Andy Dufresne who is wrongly sent to Shawshank Prison for the double-murder of his wife and the man she was having an affair with. He meets the main character during his stay, and they become close friends during the story.
4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
This is a coming-of-age story written by Stephen Chbosky about a freshman named Charlie who meets seniors Patrick and Sam. The story covers some touchy topics, such as sexuality, drug use, and suicide, but these topics are written in a respectful manner.
3. Where the Red Fern Grows
This is a sad story about a child named Billy who wants hunting dogs. He gets his wish in the form of Old Dan and Little Ann, two Red Bone Hounds he bought by saving up money for several years.
2. The Call of Cthulhu
This is a classic horror story by H.P. Lovecraft, who was known for writing dark, twisted stories about unstoppable monsters and unknown terrors. This is one of his more popular short stories, and for good reason. The pacing fits perfectly as the main character solves the mystery of the clay statue he finds at his dead grandfathers house.
1. Harry Potter (series)
I couldn't decide on just one book from this series, so I decided to include the entire series as my #1 pick. This series grabbed my attention from the first page to the last, making me happy and sad throughout the entire ride. J.K. Rowling is truly an amazing author, and it shows in full force in this series.