Books are inspiring, motivating, compelling, and certainly effective. As humans, after a certain age, we tend to take our own decisions. Teenage is the age when teenagers are rebellious and lost, they are trying to alter themselves, they get inspired by others, and all of it is to find individuality. Here is a list of 10 recommended books for 13-14 years old – these books will make you understand faith, patience, and perseverance, and will motivate you to be you if you feel lost.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Coraline’s family’s new flat has fourteen doors and twenty-one windows. All thirteen doors are open and the fourteenth one is locked. On the other side of the door, there is a brick wall, until Coraline decided to explore. She unlocks the door to find a passage that leads to another house just like her own. Initially, things seem amazing in this flat. They have several enticing things and better food. However, it has another mother and father who want Coraline to stay with them as their little girl. Other children are stuck behind their mirrors. Coraline is their only hope of rescue.

Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling

10 recommended books for 13-14 years old - Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling
10 recommended books for 13-14 years old – Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter is primarily considered a children’s book. However, this entire series has several things to teach for every age. Even though it is a fantasy novel, it offers life lessons. It helps you exceed and motivates you to have an abundance of imagination. This series is set in Hogwarts but the parallel to the real world, the emotions, friendship, and hardships are similar. Most importantly it shows the significance of knowledge.

Legend by Marie Lu

Legend by Marie Lu
Legend by Marie Lu

What was once the western US is now the house of the Republic, a nation that is continually in conflict with its neighbors. Fifteen-year-old June is born into an elite family in one of the most affluent districts of the Republic. She is a prodigy being prepared for triumph in the highest military circles. On the other hand, fifteen-year-old Day is the most wanted criminal in the country. However, his motives are not as malicious as they seem. They crosses paths when June’s brother, Metias, got murdered and Day was the prime suspect.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

10 recommended books for 13-14 years old - Life of Pi by Yann Martel
10 recommended books for 13-14 years old – Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Life of Pi is an adventure novel from 2001. Piscine Molitor Patel also known as Pi is the main character of this novel. He is a Tamil boy from Pondicherry, India. Through this novel, Yann Martel explores issues such as practicality and spirituality from an early age. Pi survives 227 days after a disastrous shipwreck while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean. He was accompanied by a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan

It is a fantasy novel trilogy on the subject of Norse mythology. The primary character Magnus Chase, a sixteen-year-old boy, is the son of the “Vanir” god of fertility. Frey is the narrator of the novel and he is a cousin of one of the main characters of the Percy Jackson series, Annabeth Chase.

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

10 recommended books for 13-14 years old - Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
10 recommended books for 13-14 years old – Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

Moby-Dick is a story of a strangely compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as terrifying and vast and unfamiliar as the sea. It is more than just an adventure novel or whaling lore. The book can be also visualized as a life-long meditation on America by Herman Melville.  It exhibits a profound inquiry into human faith, character, and perception.

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

A hobbit used to live in a hole. The hole was not dirty, wet, filled with worms, dry, sandy, and bare. It was a hobbit hole which means a comfort hole. Tolkien wrote this story for his children. It was critically acclaimed when it was first published and now it is considered a timeless classic. This story of Gandalf, Bilbo Baggins, and Gollum takes the reader into the spectacular world of Middle-earth and talks about the adventurous of a hero, a cruel dragon, and a dangerous ring.

The Last Olympian

10 recommended books for 13-14 years old - The Last Olympian
10 recommended books for 13-14 years old – The Last Olympian

All these years the half-bloods have been preparing for war against the Titans, knowing the odds of triumph are severe. The army of Kronos is stronger than before, and with every half-blood and god he enlists, the evil Titan’s influence only grows. It is finally the moment for Percy to stop the Lord of Time. The Last Olympian focuses on the demigod Percy Jackson guides his friends in the last stand to defend Mount Olympus.

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian by Andy Weir
The Martian by Andy Weir

Mark Watney became the first person to walk on Mars. And now, he is certain that he will die there as well. After a dust storm almost kills him and compels his crew to evacuate while considering him dead. Marks is alone and abandoned with no way to send a signal to Earth of his presence. But, Mark is not ready to give up. Drawing on his resourcefulness, skills, and refusal to quit, he confronts one outwardly impossible obstacle. Will his ingenuity be enough to make the impossible possible?

The Perks of Being Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

10 recommended books for 13-14 years old - The Perks of Being Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
10 recommended books for 13-14 years old – The Perks of Being Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

This story will certainly leave an impression on your heart and head. It is about the lifestyle and growth in high school. Charlie’s letters are unique, hilarious, devastating, and singular. The readers may not know everything about him but they know the world he shares. He is stuck between trying to run from life and trying to live it.

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