Sitting in the corner of your room, curled up and your nose buried in a book. This is the perfect way to pass your time, if you love reading. Today, most teens do not read, rather prefer being on social media and hanging out with friends. However, reading never goes out of style.
For all readers and non-readers, here are 15 books you just have to read before you are 15 years old:
#1 Oliver Twist
This book by Charles Dickens is a literary classic. Every one has heard of this book. Oliver twist helps people understand the life of Oliver, a child who has to live the life of a labourer, a recruited thief and finally one of a noble man. This is a must read for everyone to understand life and society better.
#2 Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen beautifully exemplifies how love endures. Will the proud Mr.Darcy fall for Elizabeth Bennet? Will the 5 Bennet sisters get married? This love story is world renown and a classic, which everyone must read.
This utopian literature book, written by George Orwell talks about the idea of individuality. It is written 40 years into the future. Read this book to get a deeper insight and understanding of the world.
#4 The Fault in Our Stars
Who has not heard of this book? The fault in our stars is one of everyone’s favorite romantic books. The love between Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace Lancaster is one of a kind. This tragic story is one that has affected several hearts, so read this to get touched.
#5 Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda
Becky Albertalli deals with a with a topic, which in convention people don’t write about. She writes about a love story of 2 young boys who are gay and how they deal with society. This book might be a little heavy, but read it to gain perspective!
#6 To Kill a Mocking Bird
This book by Harper Lee has gained fame over the last couple of years. This book highlights how people are discriminated due to race and poverty. A part from robust language, this book simply connects to everyone. A must read for every teenager.
#7 The Hunger Games
This trilogy, written by Suzanne Collins is a dystopian genre and is absolutely gripping and you will enjoy reading it. It is based on Katniss and Peeta surviving the contest.
#8 The Catcher in the Rye
Authored by J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, is a gripping novel, which takes you into a whole new world. The book is narrated by Holden Caulfield, where in he talks about his life journey.
#9 The Book Thief
Markus Zusak helps recall the story of a girl in Nazi Germany, who used to steal books because her family could not afford them. It is a heartwarming story of family, books and trust.
#10 Harry Potter series
Who has not heard of these books by the famous author JK Rowling. Some Potterheads might even argue that is a crime to not have read Harry Potter.
#11 Artemis Fowl
Eoin Colfer has written a series of 8 books in which a 12 year prodigy dedicates his life to crime. Read this book to understand what drives Artemis. This book is to be read for enjoyment.
#12 Little Women
The book is about 4 sisters – Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy. The book explores the themes of love, death, war, peace, ambition and responsibilities. This is a must read, for its plot and story line are so interesting. Louisa May Alcott’s novel has been celebrated for quiet some time now, and will continue being a literary classic.
#13 Jane Eyre
Charlotte Bronte was probably one of the very first writers to write about a book with relation to the concept of feminism. Jane Eyre is a must read before the age of 15.
#14 The Giver
This classic is authored by Lois Lowry. It paints a picture in the readers mind of what a perfect world would look like, where in there would be no choice. This book opens room for discussion and helps comprehend the power of memories.
#15 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain has written about Tom, a young boy who had several adventures with his friend! This book, along with being a literary classic, is to be primarily read for the joy of reading.
So these are the 15 books every teen just has to read before they turn 15!
Kavya Shah is an intern at SheThePeople.tv
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