Books for Teenagers that We Highly Recommend
Teenage is the time of growth – a growth and making of a character that has nothing to do with your family. It is the character that we create through all the experiences that we go through, the kind of friends we make, the kind of people we choose to be around and the steps we decide to take for our future. In this article we have 7 books for teenagers that we highly recommend – it will help them to see a better version of themselves and be more empathetic to themselves and society.
Books for Teenagers that We Highly Recommend:
To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird is a book that is dramatic, empathetic, and deeply moving. It takes the readers on the journey to the roots of human behaviour, experience, innocence, cruelty, kindness, hatred, love, pathos, and absurdity. Each character represents such profound thoughts in the mind of the readers, no wonder it is one of the classics of American literature.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Saenz
Dante and Ari are two contrasting characters. Dante knows how to swim, he is self-assured, articulate, fair-skinned, and loves poetry and art. On the other hand, Ari does not know how to swim, he is the opposite of eloquent, suffers from self-doubts, his mind is ruled by the thoughts of his brother being in prison, and he is much darker than Dante. It is only Dante who can help Ari to break the walls with his unique perspective on life.
Am I Normal Yet? – Holly Bourne
All Evie wishes to be is ‘normal’. She is going to college, and parties and she is even making friends but there is something that still needs to be ticked off her list. But then again, we all know that relationships are always quite messy, especially if it with teenage boys. They always manage to make a girl feel that she is going mad and Evie’s friends Amber and Lottie still do not everything about Evie.
The Perks of Being A Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is about the growth of Charlie in high school. His letters are scarier than a diary as they are raw, overwhelming, and also hilarious. We will never know where he lives or to whom these letters are dedicated but we will get familiar with the experience he gains, shares and the world he has in his head. This book presents the typical teen life of new friends, family drama, mixed tapes, and first dates. The primary theme of this coming-of-age story is however the dilemma of passivity vs. passion.
1984 – George Orwell
1984 was published in 1949. It deals with Orwell’s horrifying and nightmarish vision of a bureaucratic and totalitarian world and the attempt to seek individuality. The excellence of this novel lies in the prescience representation of modern life such as the distortion of language, the ubiquity of television and his ability to create the portrayal of hell in all of it.
A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
A Thousand Splendid Suns are about the explosive events of Afghanistan’s last thirty years. It embroils the Soviet invasion, the reign of the Taliban to the rebuilding of post-Taliban that puts the hope, fear, violence, and faith of Afghanistan in human expressions. This story is about two generations of characters brought harshly together due to a tragic wave of war, where private lives, the survival for struggle, raising a family, and search for happiness are inextricable from the past revolving around them.
Geek Girl – Holly Smale
Geek Girl focuses on the life of Harriet Manners. She knows a lot of things such as a cat having 32 muscles, an average person who laughs 15 times a day, and more. But what Harriet does not seem to know and figure out is why nobody likes her in school. So, when she is caught hold of a modelling agent, she grabs the opportunity to reinvent herself. Even if the reinvention means, stealing the dream of her best friend, repeatedly embarrassing herself in front of charming supermodel Nick or lying to her loved ones. But with time and incident, she realizes that the modelling industry does not like her much. But, now the question is how Harriet will change herself or will she even be able to change?
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