Videogames are the only thing that make life bearable.
The Shadow of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.
Summer of 1945, Barcelona. Daniel Sempere, a young boy of 10, is taken to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books by his father, a secondhand book merchant. The Cemetery of Forgotten Books is a secret place, where a huge collection of books that have been forgotten or have fallen into oblivion is kept. Here under the watchful eyes of his father and Sr. Isaac, the guardian of the Cemetery, Daniel chooses a book, The Shadow of the Wind, written by an unknown author, Julian Carax. From that day, Daniel embarks on a search to find out more about the book, its mysterious author and his life story. This book threads its way into Daniel’s life deeply, and the lives of the author and the reader begin to intertwine.
Captains of The Sands by Jorge Amado.
In the 1950’s in Salvador a gang of street kids are committing petty thefts and sophisticated mansion robberies. Abandoned by all, they survive together based on brotherhood. In their boys-only gang, they discover love when a young orphan girl joins them. A year in the life of these kids, in which they are heros, fly like birds, have wonderful dreams, visit hell, discover sex, love, death and freedom.
The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness: Wolf Brother (Written by Michelle Paver).
Six thousand years ago. Evil stalks the land. Only twelve-year-old Torak and his wolf-cub companion can defeat it. Their journey together takes them through deep forests, across giant glaciers, and into dangers they never imagined.
In this page-turning, original, and spectacularly told adventure story, Torak and Wolf are joined by an incredible cast of characters as they battle to save their world, in this first book in the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness.