Suggested Books in English for Young Adolescents
Getting adolescents interested in something can be difficult. However, encouraging them to read as a supplement to their English classes will be easy when you introduce them to quality books for their age group.
Here are some of our suggestions.
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The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer
Young readers will no doubt already be familiar with Meyer’s work through the Twilight film series. This is a great reason to introduce them to the four vampire themed books on the love affair between an adolescent girl and a vampire that started the phenomenon. The titles in the series are Breaking Dawn, Eclipse, New Moon and Twilight.
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Another series with a successful set of movie spin offs is J.K. Rowling’s seven part Harry Potter series. In case you’ve lived on the moon for the last decade, the books are set in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and feature young wizard Harry Potter and his friends Ron and Hermione as well as the evil wizard, Lord Voldemort.
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Salinger’s tale of a 16 year old boy’s solitary and difficult coming of age is classic adolescent reading. The book is also considered one of the finest novels of the 20th century.
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
Austen’s Pride & Prejudice is a great read for teenage girls. It’s tale of Elizabeth Bennett and her sisters attempts to find love in 19th century England remains as fresh and entertaining today as it was in year it was published.
Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell
Can you imagine a world without individuality, free speech and liberty of thought? Welcome to Orwell’s hellish vision of the world that thankfully never came to be. It will get your young reader thinking and questioning and no doubt thankful for the world in which he or she lives today.
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