Actress and author Bella Thorne — who just released Autumn’s Kiss, the second book in her young-adult trilogy — shared exclusively with Us Weekly the stories that influenced her life.
Autumn’s Kiss by Bella Thorne
The Shake It Up actress, 18, spent a year writing her second novel, in which protagonist Autumn Falls “has to find her middle ground” while juggling friends, boys, and high school. “I still think I could put finishing touches on it,” she tells Us.
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Growing up with dyslexia, the actress “was ashamed and a bad reader.” But the children’s story about selflessness “was the one book I could get through.”
Ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley
At 13, she devoured the first book in the series about a phantom teen. “I was happy because it’s, like, 420 pages and I read it in two days! It was an accomplishment.”
Anthem by Ayn Rand
The Disney alum says she “really liked” the dystopian tale, part of her required school reading. “It gave me a new perspective on individuality.”
Emily the Strange by Rob Reger
“She’s the strangest girl,” the Florida native says of the cat-obsessed lead character. “It made me feel like anyone can be a little bit strange and it’s not frowned upon.”
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