Best books a teen must read

Give your teens a chance to be lost in a world of imagination

It is said that words make the world; as a result, stories make a perfect exit from the existing world giving new learning. Especially for the growing young minds providing a world full of imaginations at the same time making them learn new things is the perfect way to enhance their skills. So while there are a plethora of stories, here are a few options specifically for teens to read and learn from.

Harry Potter series
This series by author J K Rowling is the most loved and recommended not for just teens but adults as well, providing a world completely different from the one we live in. It is the adventures of the boy Harry Potter and his friends at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry, Ron, and Hermione must master their craft and battle the machinations of the evil wizard Voldemort and his Death Eaters.

To Kill a Mockingbird
One of the long-standing favorite read for most. It is a coming-of-age story of Scout Finch and her father Atticus work towards fighting and understanding the prejudices in their community. Through this book author, Harper Lee explores racial tensions through a six-year-old and her lawyer father work to defend a black man accused of rape.

The Catcher in the Rye
This J.D. Salinger novel is the story of Holden Caulfield who struggles with making friends and trying to understand the world that surrounds him. The opening of the book takes place with Holden getting expelled from his school, and then begins a journey through New York City that is both hilarious and sad. This classic of a young boy’s disillusionment with the adult world has risen in popularity.

he Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
This series by Douglas Adams follows the misadventures of the last surviving man, Arthur Dent who is rescued by an alien friend Ford Prefect who is a human-like alien. Dent is then introduced to the galaxy at large after his rescue just seconds before the demolition of the Earth by a Vogon constructor fleet. Together the two embark on a series of amazing adventures, from the mattress swamps of Sqornshellous Zeta to the Restaurant at the End of the Universe.

The Outsiders
Author S.E. Hinton wrote this novel when she was just 16 about kids getting caught up in class struggles. It is coming-of-age novel details the conflicts between two rival gangs divided by their socioeconomic status: the working-class and the upper-class. The story is told in the first-person perspective by a teenage protagonist.

Few other books are A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, The House on Mango Street, Little Women, and Fahrenheit 451 byRay Bradbury.

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