The key to engaging reluctant teen readers is finding books that are both appealing and accessible. Here are some books that cover topics of high interest to teens, but are written at lower reading levels. A Boy Called Twister dives into the life of Kevin as he deals with being the new kid in high school.
For lots of people, reading is one of life's greatest joys, but if - like many parents - your teenager has shown no interest in getting lost between the pages of a good book, The Reading Agency has compiled a list of nine brilliant books sure to inspire and intrigue even the most sceptical of teens. A warm and witty take on living with obsessive compulsive disorder, this book was recommended by young people as a mood-boosting read. Holly Bourne perfectly captures the messy reality of being a teenager.
No matter what age you are, sitting down with a great coming-of-age story is a pure delight. Some of the most iconic books of all time were written with teens in mind, so here are some to consider for gifts. Or, you know, you can just read them yourself.
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.
It's almost a cliche at this point to say that teen fiction isn't just for teens anymore. Which is why we were only a little surprised to see the tremendous response that came in for this summer's Best-Ever Teen Fiction poll. A whopping 75, of you voted for your favorite young adult novels, blasting past the total for last year's science fiction and fantasy poll at, dare we say it, warp speed. And now, the final results are in.
There is a particular conversation that keeps cropping up between Stacy and I the editors of this website…who both happen to be moms of young teens and many of our readers: the face of YA is changing. There is no doubt about it. Young Adult books are becoming more and more matureand the trend will probably continue in that direction as more adults are reading them.
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.