In this article, we are going to read about 15 novels for high school students.
Published in 1932 Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is a dystopian novel. The novel describes a future society in which medical and technological innovations
Zora Neale Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God was published in 1937. It focuses on the mixed black and white girl Janie Crawford.
The themes of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men are friendship, economic injustice, powerlessness, loneliness, dreams, uncertainty, and cruelty.
Published in 1945, Animal Farm is a beast fable written in the form of a satirical allegory. It is about a group of farm animals who are against their human farmer.
Anne Frank’s 1947 published novel The Diary of a Young Girl is the journal of a Jewish teenager named Anne Frank. Frank chronicled two years.
In this list, we have another popularly banned book, J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. This book has been a staple in high school English classrooms.
The narrator of Ralph Ellison’s 1952 published novel Invisible Man is a young college-educated black man who moves in a 20th century US struggling to survive in the US.
American writer Ray Bradbury’s 1953 published novel Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel. The primary theme of this book is the struggle between man’s desire for knowledge.
William Golding’s 1954 published novel Lord of the Flies is about a group of British boys who are marooned on a deserted island and their devastating attempts to direct themselves.
Published in 1960, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic of modern American literature. The novel is told through the eyes of Scout Finch.
S. E. Hinton’s 1967 published novel The Outsiders is a coming-of-age novel. The primary theme of this book is self-identity vs. group identity, and it encompasses poverty and violence.
Published in 1999, Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being Wallflower focuses on the effects of inclusivity and ignorance. Charlie, the main character of the novel.
John Green’s 2005 published novel Looking for Alaska is a coming-of-age novel that deals with the themes of meaning, hope, grief, and young-adult relationships.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda tells the story of a 16-year-old Simon Spier who has a large secret. He hasn’t told this secret to anyone by Blue – Simon is gay.
2017 young adult novel The Hate U Give is Angie Thomas’s debut novel. Thomas wrote this as a short story that she expanded in reaction to the police shooting of Oscar Grant.