300ib_scottish_girlfriend: What is a book that deals with the main character being lonely?
It is for an english assignment. I need to find a good book about someone that feels like they are an outcast and/or is lonely. Any good books (fictional) like that?
Answers and Views:
Answer by effin drunk
Catcher in the RyeAnswer by kgmagic21
Native SonAnswer by SpaceTrekkie
The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Very good book and a short read.Answer by amber babayy
Speak it is now in a platinum series.
among the hiddenAnswer by lduncan00
The Catcher in the Rye is a perfect example. It focuses on a teenager who doesn’t feel like he fits into the corrupt society around him, nor does he want to.Answer by Slytherin Princess
13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher.Answer by stacey p
catcher in the ryeAnswer by Robear
by Janet FitchAnswer by Esbjorn
The Stranger by Albert CamusAnswer by shadowed_pain314
peeling the onion
carry me home
cold rock riverAnswer by book_worm22
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a good one (and it’s less than 100 pages, depending on what copy you buy). Dr. Jekyll creates a “second-self,” which is an outcast in society for many different reasons.
Also, “The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner” by James Hogg is a good example. It’s a more psychological novel with many themes, and it’s 18th century Scottish, so the dialogue is a bit more difficult, but it deals with loneliness and being a social pariah.Answer by Mindy H
I’m not sure what age you are but let’s say middle or high school level?
Gathering Blue: Kira, an orphan with a twisted leg, lives in a world where the weak are cast aside. When she is given a task that no other community member can carry out, Kira soon realizes that she is surrounded by many mysteries and secrets. No one must know of her plans to uncover the truth about her world—and to find out what exists beyond it.
Stargirl: Grade 6 – 10. Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of “Stargirl, Stargirl.” She captures Leo Borlock’s heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. At first. Then they turn on her. Stargirl is suddenly shunned for everything that makes her different, and Leo, panicked and desperate with love, urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her: normal. In this celebration of nonconformity, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the perils of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love.
Speak: Grade 8 +. Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won’t talk to her, and people she doesn’t even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that’s not safe. Because there’s something she’s trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens. And then she would have to speak the truth. This extraordinary first novel has captured the imaginations of teenagers and adults across the country.
The Chocolate War: Does Jerry Renault dare to disturb the universe? You wouldn’t think that his refusal to sell chocolates during his school’s fundraiser would create such a stir, but it does; it’s as if the whole school comes apart at the seams. To some, Jerry is a hero, but to others, he becomes a scapegoat–a target for their pent-up hatred. And Jerry? He’s just trying to stand up for what he believes, but perhaps there is no way for him to escape becoming a pawn in this game of control; students are pitted against other students, fighting for honor–or are they fighting for their lives?
Wringer: As Palmer comes of age, he must either accept the violence of being a wringer at his town’s annual Pigeon Day or find the courage to oppose it.
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