Greg’s mom makes him visit a girl named Rachel, because she was diagnosed with leukemia. I realize this sounds like a sad book, and it is. However, it is also a funny book, so you should read it.
You do not need to be good at playing music to appreciate it. In Classic Rock Stories: The Stories Behind the Greatest Songs of All Time by Tim Morse the stories about the songs are from the artists, themselves.
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel is a post-apocalyptic novel. The world ends because of a disease called the Georgia Flu.
A group of kids prank call random people, whose names are listed in an ancient device known as a “phonebook”; they try to keep people on the line for as long as possible. Lorraine, secretly peeking at the names, calls an old dude named Angelo Pignati. Lorraine and John decide to meet Mr. Pignati, with whom they develop a friendship.
The main character is a fourteen-year-old girl named Mattie Ross. Mattie is a badass. She aims to avenge her father’s death.
Kolbert claims that humanity is changing the environment to such an extent that there will be a man-made mass extinction, similar in severity to the one which killed the dinosaurs.