Books never get old. They don’t age and they are everlasting. A book has the power to transport you to a new world, with new experiences and actions. Every book is special in its own way. Some teach you about the world, others inspire you in your daily life.
Options are endless when it comes to reading and choosing the next book you’d like to read. Therefore, here is a list of books for teenagers that they should read before turning 18. Each and one of them has its own lesson to teach you.
Here are 10 books perfect for teenagers to start reading now:
The book is a real-life definition of the teenage experience. Every young adult should read it and learn from Charlie’s life experiences. You can follow him as he struggles to find a balance in his life. He tries to find love and make new friends at the same time with recovering from his traumatic past experiences.
It is a great book for teenagers to learn about diversity and multicultural families. The book talks about Julia’s experience after the tragic death of her sister. She faces pressure and stereotypes as she grows up in a Mexican-American household. Her journey as she tries to find herself is inspiring.
The book is a must-read novel about teenage romance. It tells the story of two teenagers, a young girl and a young boy. They meet at an unfortune time of their lives. However, they make the most of it and live every moment to the fullest, although their have limited time due to illness. The heartbreaking storyline will teach you that every moment can mean so much and you can live it in so many beautiful ways.
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This book touches a sensitive subject that all generations face, teenagers especially. It talks about the pressure of being successful at an early age. Also, it emphasis how that pressure can have an impact on your mental health. It is a real talk, without curtains and will all honesty.
There is no other piece of literature more relevant for today’s society. It talks about police brutality as well as racial injustice and inequality. Every young adult should include it on his reading list as it teaches you about how others around you are treated based on their race.
What can you do when you know how much time you have left? The book is about two teenage boys who find out their time is counted. They decide to spend their remaining day on a journey to learn about life and love. It will teach you the value of time and to cherish every moment and learn from every little thing around you.
The main character, Emoni, is a young high school girl who got pregnant and struggles to take care of her and her little daughter. Her dream of becoming a chef has to be put aside as her priority now is to take care of her family. However, she will fight to make her dream come true and take advantage of every opportunity that comes her way.
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When an anonymous list of 50 prettiest girls in school goes online, three girls, Eve, Sophie and Nessa come together and decide to take the list down. The book is a great example about how bullying affects young adults and teenagers create lists based on beauty or body image.
It is a series about an eye-opening subject that many teenagers are affected by: drugs. The book is a realistic telling of how drugs can turn your life upside down and destroy not only your life, but also those around you. it talks about addiction and how it negatively impacts your world.
A traumatic experience causes a teenager to fall into depression. The novel talks about her journey and fight to come out of this state. It is beautifully written focusing on emotions and real experiences that every young girl should hear about. This is one of the great books for teenagers to read next.