Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen
"You'll get lost in the tatty glamour of Gruen's meticulously researched world, from spangled equestrian pageantry and the sleazy side show to an ill-fated night at a Chicago speak-easy."
- The Washington Post
You can tell this book obviously is sufficiently challenging for a high school sophomore just by reading the reviews, which use more sophisticated grammar than I, or most sophomores are used to.
I chose the book "Water for Elephants" because I like challenging myself with harder reads- such as Water for Elephants. Also, this book was Bestseller according to the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the New York Times.