Books have the power to shape minds, inspire imagination, and instill valuable life lessons. For teenagers, reading is not only a source of knowledge but also a means of personal growth and development.
Now, let’s dive into a carefully curated list of the best books that every teenager should read. These books offer captivating stories, important life lessons, and memorable characters.
1. ATOMIC HABITS by James Clear
Atomic Habits by James Clear is a comprehensive non-fic , practical guide on how to change your habits and get 1% better every day. Using a framework called the Four Laws of Behavior Change, Atomic Habits teaches readers a simple set of rules for creating good habits and breaking bad ones. Its appeal lies in making good habits seem so easily attainable. Small changes may appear to make little to no difference until your habits accumulate and cross a critical threshold. That’s when you experience a breakthrough and reap the full benefit of your efforts. The book shows you how to do this.
Rating :- 3.5 out of 5
2. November 9
November 9 is a great contemporary romance novel that was written by the first New York Times best-seller author, Colleen Hoover. The plot is discussing the relationship between Fallon and Ben. A monumental modern romance with a literary twist, November 9 follows the life of a writer and former actress. Hoover introduces Ben, a young man who has dreams of becoming a writer. By chance, Ben is acquainted with Fallon, who is just about to embark on a huge move to the other side of the country. This fateful meeting sets in motion a connection that will cross time and place. Ben feels instantly inspired by Fallon’s presence and although their relationship is short-lived, she ignites something special deep inside him. Fallon is Ben’s source of inspiration and after meeting this young woman he is motivated to finally complete his novel. Life continues to go on for Ben and Fallon, leaving in its wake plenty of changes. But a pact Ben and Fallon made continues to unite them once a year. However, Ben may have put his unique relationship with Fallon in jeopardy when she discovers the real reason for his annual meeting with her. A book about time, faith, support, choice, learning to love, believing in yourself, personal release, blame, fulfillment, standing up for your rights, and following your dreams. This novel is highly recommended for teenage girls and people who are interested in romance novels.
Rating :- 4 out of 5
3. The Summer I Turned Pretty
The summer I turned pretty is a young adult novel by Jenny Han. It follows the story of sixteen-year-old Belly Conklin, who spends every summer with her mother and brother at the beach house of her mother’s best friend, Susannah. This summer, Belly is excited to reunite with her longtime crush, Conrad, and his brother, Jeremiah. However, as the summer progresses, Belly begins to realize that things have changed between her and the boys, and she must navigate her growing feelings and changing relationships while also coming to terms with her own identity and past. The book later went on to have an original web series on Amazon Prime Video in the year 2022.
Rating :- 4.8 out of 5
4. The fault in our stars
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is a young adult fiction novel that narrates the story of a 16-year-old girl who is diagnosed with cancer. She joins a support group where she meets Augustus, and there is a rollercoaster of emotions throughout this novel as the relationship between Hazel and Augustus develops. Hazel and Augustus can find comfort in each other through the tough times and learn to lean into each other which makes them both realize that they are not alone. They find love in each other and feel hopeful for each other, also while allowing the readers to learn about their inner struggles.
This book is worth reading, as it contains a very meaningful message for people who might feel alone in tough times and it is always a good read. It was nice to read from Hazel’s point of view, her thoughts before and after she met Augustus, and how this affects her life. The plot is also well-developed and made clear. It is a sad story but it’s also a really happy story that can bring people all kinds of emotions and connect with Hazel throughout her journey. Reading this book is highly recommended because it does empathtize with people who might have gone through something similar. It’s also an interesting story since it provides the very real events and feelings of Hazel and Augustus.
Rating:- A possible 6 out of 5?
5. To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. An American classic published in 1960. The events described in the story are based on the incidents that occurred in the author’s hometown, Alabama when she was around 9. The story deals with racial injustice and shrewd castism with utmost decency and humor.
It is written in the point of view of a six-year-old, Jean Louise Finch, daughter of Atticus Finch, Attorney at law, over three years. The novel begins in 1933 in Maycomb, a small Alabama town. Jean Louise “Scout” Finch lives with her widowed father, Atticus, and her older brother, Jem. A boy named Dill moves in down the street, and upon befriending Scout and Jem, the three children spend their time trying to catch a glimpse of their reclusive neighbor: Arthur “Boo” Radley. Meanwhile, someone keeps leaving small gifts for them in an old tree outside the Radley house.
Scout and Jem deeply respect Atticus, who is a lawyer. However, he is older than most of their peers’ fathers, and they occasionally struggle with his perception of the community. For example, Jem wishes that Atticus was more impressive, only to realize how impressive Atticus is when he shoots and kills a mad dog menacing the town. Atticus is noted to be an excellent shot, but he does not enjoy violence. He buys Scout and Jem BB guns on their request but tells them they must never kill a mockingbird, as the mockingbird only exists to make beautiful songs.
Rating :- 5 out of 5