We learn as we grow up through experience. Even the experience of people that surrounds us, makes us learn something new. Then comes the experience of our friend who would never deceive us. And that friend is called ‘books’!
The books inspire us and fill our heads with new ideas. The impact in our life in different ways. Besides, they are a great way to keep our imagination alive, lack of which is a great loss for when we become an adult. Hence, these books are a GREAT choice to read as a teenager that would pull us in!
1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
There is a reason, that this series would always come to mind when amazing books are recalled. The series has an incredible ability to pull the reader in it. Seriously, you won’t be able to stop. So here I am telling you to start.
2. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
In a Mexican-American household, a girl names Julia struggles to keep her family together after death of her sister. Along the way of doing that and living up to the memory of her sister, she struggles with stereotypes as she grows up.
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a highly recommended book for a teenager. It captures the teenage experience poignantly enough to read it over and over again.
Charlie struggles to recover from her tragic past while looking for love and making friends.
4. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
The book tells off the real-life experience of the author. The protagonist in the book is a cartoonist growing up in Spokane Indian Reservation who decided to take control of his future and life. He transferred away from school to attend an all-white school nearby.
5. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares
It is a coming-of-age series of childhood friends who are going to college. The story tells of the girls who go through ups and downs, documenting it on a pair of pants that fits each girl magically.
6. Tithe by Holly Black
The world of a girl named Kaye turns upside down as she finds out that the faerie world is near. On top of that, the two queens of the world are in a war with each other. Kaye goes along a journey to find her identity as she enters the realms of good vs. evil.
7. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
Two boys are told by a DeathCast service that it is their last day to live. This book would surely make you see a different perspective on life.
8. Fireborne by Rosaria Munda
A fantasy about dragons that are in a war against each other. Two best friends must come in term of their past and possible future.
9. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
You may have seen the movie, but it is comparable to the novel it is based off. Two teens are trying to live life at the fullest far away from the survival mode. It’s a beautifully written novel that contains emotions, heartbreak, romance also a bit of happiness.
10. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
Due to a life-changing event, Annabel becomes lonely in one of the most important year of her life; senior year. Her life starts to change again when something new comes to town along with the chance for her to tell her story.
11. Crank by Ellen Hopkins
Hopkins gives an in-depth view of how the use of the drug can destroy a person’s life. It is a book that would keep you hooked.
12. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
It is a series who got a well-deserved buzz on the bookshelf. In the post-apocalyptic society, the government forces teenagers to kill each other life in an arena. Only one can get out of there alive.
13. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Jacob Portman grows up listening to his grandfather wild tales of supernatural. However, a trip to Wales with his father tells him that they were beyond some fictional tales. As Jacob uncovers secrets, he is lead to the secret world of supernatural children who are trapped in time.
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