I also have students write YA book reviews and deliver book-talks to the class on a bi-weekly basis. Without further ado, I give you 15 books for teens that they want you to read right now. These are books teens here in south London have been recommending to each other since school started in September.
I take full advantage of the longer days and warmer temperatures that come with summer. After all, summer is the perfect time to lounge on the beach, on the patio, or at the park with a book. Here are some of the best YA books to read this summer.
These classic books, by literary legends like Harper Lee and J. Salinger and modern novelists including J. K Rowling and John Greenwill show your teenager the best that being a bookworm has to offer.
Covering topics like sexual abuse, pain, facing obstacles, peer pressure, drugs, and many others, Saul provides teens chapters with bite-sized inspiration in the form of stories, ideas, quotes, and questions to get them thinking critically. Reviewers says this book is chock-full of tidbits to help teenagers navigate a complicated world. It's a great read for parents and teachers who want to better understand their teens, too.
In previous books like The Statistical Improbability of Love at First SightSmith has proven herself an author who expertly meshes the magical feelings of young love with the truthful realities of anyone doing some growing up. In The Glittering Court trilogyMead the author of the Vampire Academy series turns her formidable pen from vampires and urban fantasy to a wealthy kingdom in the New World. She chooses a mark named Grant Elliott to get her there, offering to work as his spy associate. The crackling chemistry and the setting make for beyond-compelling escapist fare.
Books have the extraordinary ability to take us to different worlds through the eyes and thoughts of the main character. Their experiences soon feel real as we read on to see what happens next. Some books can leave you thinking about what just happened and even inspire you in your own life in different ways. These 17 books continue to make an impact with their messages and lessons that anyone can take away from them.