Most memorable book you’ve read

MAY 2019 TOPIC: What is the most memorable book you’ve read and why?

The most memorable book I’ve read is a Japanese manga series called Fruits Basket. It is a magical tale of the Souma family that is under the curse of turning into a particular animal from the Chinese zodiac every time someone hugs them. It is a fascinating tale of how a human, Tohru, also the protagonist, goes on to lift the curse. The story is remarkable for its depiction of the journey of the once evil to virtuous beings.
Shailja Pandey
Nainital

The book that I love most is I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Changed The World by Malala Yousafzai. Her thirst for education and reform appear genuine. She has an air of innocence and an indestructible confidence in her. Malala’s voice has purity but also has rigidity.
Shamuka Bhue
Bethany Convent School, Tora, Bargarh

The most memorable book that I’ve read is The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale. It made me understand that every mistake and failure I go through in life will help me face the obstacles that come in the path of success. It gave me the power to control my thoughts, change my attitude and achieve new perspectives in my daily life.
Diya Kothari
Sophia Girls’ Sr. Sec. School, Bhilwara

The book that I like most is Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah. It revolves around the friendship of two girls, Tully and Kate. The characters appear realistic unlike other books. The book always reminds me of my best friend. The quote: “That was the thing about best friends. Like sisters and mothers, they could piss you off and make you cry and break your heart, but in the end, when the chips were down, they were there, making you laugh even in your darkest hours”, in the book, describes our friendship completely.
Aarunima Gupta (16)
Jodhamal Public School, Jammu

I recently read Vibes From An Average Teenager by Kanika Muniyar. This poetry book is a package of love, life and teen emotions relatable to all, where every line is a deep and eloquent narration with thoughts to ponder over. Being a teen at some point, everyone will relate to and reflect on this book. The author’s captivating lines cover all corners of human insight, love, romance, rejections with epic rhymes offering a new perspective.
Chitra R. Jha (19)
Royal College, Mumbai

The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson is a masterpiece and incredibly funny. I don’t usually go for self-help books because they are all the same — smile more, love more, don’t give up, it’s gonna be okay, it’s all in your head, etc. However, this book is an exception. It helps the reader to think a little bit more clearly about what they’re choosing to find important in life and what they’re choosing to find unimportant. My favourite quote is: “The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience.”
Sonali Garg (19)
GGSIP New Delhi

My most memorable book is Attitude Is Everything by Jeff Keller. The motto of this book is: change your attitude, change your life. Whether your outlook is negative, positive or somewhere in between, he shows us how to take control and unleash our hidden potential through three powerful steps: Think: Success begins in mind; Speak: Watch your words they propel your future; Act: Don’t sit back. Take active steps to turn your dreams into reality.
Deepal (14)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

I liked The Fire Bird by Michel Fokine most. The story is about a Tsar and his three sons. The youngest son was responsible, hard-working and loyal. One evening, his father asks him to catch the bird which ate the golden apples of the miraculous tree. In search of the bird, he travels to different parts of the world. The adventures are so interesting that readers will feel that they are a part of the story.
Niharika Singh
Sophia Girls’ Sr. Sec. School, Bhilwara

The most memorable book I have read is The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells. The story revolves around Griffin, a scientist who has devoted himself to the field of optics. He discovers that he can change the body’s refractive index to absorb all light and reflect none, making him invisible. He uses his newfound discovery for sinister acts and unleashes a reign of terror. H.G Wells has done a great job in maintaining an eerie atmosphere that is prominent throughout the story. The thought that resonates persistently in my mind is: “If energy is perverted, destruction is bound to follow”.
Nikhil Singh (18)
Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh

The most memorable book I have read is Napoleon Hill’s Think And Grow Rich which consists of stories of great personalities. The motivational accounts of their struggles and hard work inspired me.
Kushagra Mittal (15)
Agra Public School, Agra

The book that really touched my heart is Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green. It has meaningful lessons on friendship and love, and contains everything from sarcastic comments to romantic cheesy lines. It is written from the point of view of two guys whose names and surnames are the same and how their life turns upside down when they cross each other and learn more about each other, but also how in the end this ‘upside down’ is perfect for them .
Jessica Pereira (16)
Mount Carmel Jr College, Pune

The best book I have read is Famous Five by Enid Blyton. From its very first page, there begins a rush of adrenaline and readers start wondering, “Oh! What’s next?” In every corner, we find a bond of the love shared between four cousins and their faithful dog, Timmy. Their travelogue offers a packet of teamwork and selfless love. This book enables the reader to discover the simple joys of cottages, islands, shores, and bicycle trips!
Ananya Malhotra (15)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

The best book that I have read is Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield. The novel has a primary theme of growth and the changes that occur on the way to maturity. It is set in Victorian England at the time of Industrial Revolution. It tells us about the hardships faced by a young orphan, David. While reading this, anyone would feel that his/her ‘so called’ problems are nothing before those of David’s. This novel helped me to understand that pir world is not always what we imagine. There are many things to discover and to learn. But we can change our situation by taking the right step at the right time.
Arisha Ali (13)
Jeevan Marg Sophia Sec, School, Deoria

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is one of the most gripping books I’ve ever read. The author, Robin Sharma, provides a gradual approach to living with greater courage, balance and joy. Julian Mantle, the protagonist, is a lawyer who has suffered an intangible crisis from his imbalanced life. From his own experience, Julian learnt and taught many lessons by developing joyful thoughts, nurturing better relationships, following one’s dreams, etc. Surviving in this greedy world where material things are pursued, Robin Sharma teaches us to tackle the different complications of life.
Abhismita Paul (16)
Hem Sheela Model School, Durgapur

The most memorable book that I’ve read is the epic Ramayana. It is the story of king Dashratha abiding by his promise to give his throne to his son Bharata and sending his eldest son Rama into 14 years of exile with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman. It portrays relationships like ideal son, ideal brother, husband, wife, king, etc. It teaches us to be humble and treat everyone with respect and to maintain a calm and peaceful mind devoid of anger.
Palakshi Kalra (11)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

My most memorable book is the autobiography of APJ Abdul Kalam — Wings of Fire. We are all born with a divine fire in us. Our efforts should be to give wings to this fire. We need to dream big and try our level best to achieve our dreams. One of his inspiring thoughts which I liked is: “In whatever field we work we have to remain in the service of the common man whose well-being is central to all human knowledge and endeavour.”
Shruti Sanskruti Patnaik
Bethany Convent School, Tora, Bargarh

The book that l loved reading is Wings Of Fire by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. It reminds me that all of us do not have equal talents but we have equal opportunities to develop our talents. This is the extraordinary story of an ordinary man with extraordinary talents. It must be read by all youngsters to know that ‘confidence and hard work are the best medicines to kill the disease called failure’.
Anvesha Sukhwal
Sophia Girls’ Sr. Sec. School, Bhilwara

Stolen is a heart-wrenching book by Lucy Christopher. Gemma is at an airport about to embark on a holiday with her family when she is kidnapped by a vagrant and taken away to a deserted area. Running away will only kill her; as Gemma understands this, she is forced to accept her fate. Throughout the story we see her futile attempts to escape, to hurt herself and Ty, her captor, and his mysterious way of living. A feeling of despair wells within us at Gemma’s sense of foreboding and Ty’s damaging and grief-stricken past.
Sanya Gupta (15)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar