Everyone has that one book.
You know, that book that you absolutely loved but no one else seems to know anything about.
The book that almost seems like your best-kept secret, even though you’ve told a ton of people to read it.
And maybe it was a series that didn’t get the best pick-up so it might have been shelved. Or maybe the people around you don’t read in the same genre. Or maybe they do and they just didn’t like it as much as you did.
And you don’t know why people don’t love it as much as you do because it’s perfect and special and meant a lot to you at that time in your life, and you learned so much about it and OMG THE FEELS and THE SWOONS.
It’s the book that kind of makes you feel a bit special because you get it, and so few people do.
And maybe you’ve tweeted the author and he/she has tweeted back, so yeah, other people do like it, because the author is still an author, but are those other people your nearest and dearest and can you talk to them ALL THE TIME about this book?
It makes you feel like you’re in a special club. You’re a hipster for that book. It’s not supposed to be exclusive, but it is.
Well, screw exclusivity.
For me, that book is The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy.
It’s about a cheerleader who gets recruited into a secret society of good girls. It’s about learning to live positively and taking on bullies. It’s about a romance that feels too good to be true – and almost is because the people in the relationship can’t accept themselves as being as good as the other person sees them.
No one seems to get it. Even the editors didn’t get it because they dropped the series, so yeah, I’m STILL wondering what happened to the characters.
But it’s okay. I’m still reading it. I’m still learning from it.
I might be the only one, but I’m owning it like the Book Hipster that I am.
What’s That One Book for you? (Y’know. If you feel like sharing). What book are you a Book Hipster for?
Let’s give some of those books the recognition they deserve.