Whether your teen is going abroad or staying at home this summer, they will no doubt be looking for many ways to entertain themselves for the long months ahead. And what better way for your teen to really make the most of their time, than by reading these top favourite teen books:
The Hunger Games
The books that inspired a successful film franchise and are currently at the top of the majority of young adult book lists. The books are set in a post-apocalyptic country called Panem, which is actually revealed to be North America set sometime in the future. The main character, Katniss, is 16-years-old when she's thrust into the limelight and is forced to represent her district in what is considered a national contest, or better known as The Hunger Games. All three books are gripping, but do contain some violent aspects as well, so will probably be only suitable for the older readers.
The Fault in Our Stars
Set to be the big hit of the summer, The Fault in Our Stars focuses on a young Hazel Grace, who is suffering from terminal cancer. However Hazel's life soon changes when she meets the dynamic Augustus Waters in a cancer support group. The two teens soon fall in love with each other, and learn how to embrace life despite the illnesses that are surrounding them both. A sweet tale but a tearjerker as well, so it’s probably advisable that your teen has some tissues when deciding to open this book.
The Divergent books focuses on Beatrice Prior who lives in the dystopian Chicago world - a society that is divided into five factions which are each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue. However, Beatrice doesn’t fit any of these factions and is instead known as something more unique, a Divergent. The books are still being published and like the Hunger Games are very gripping.
Despite the first book being published over fifteen years ago, it is still considered one of the best and most popular fiction books among young adults. The seven books are long but still worth the read for your teen, especially if they’ve only watched the films but have yet to open the books.
Looking For Alaska
From the same author of The Fault in Our Stars, John Green writes another heart-wrenching, yet brilliant novel suited towards the young adult audience. The hit book focuses on Miles, who enrols in a new boarding school, and meets and soon falls in love with the complicated, but popular, Alaska. The novel is a must-read for your teen, as it focuses on how Miles and his friends deal with all the important firsts that most teens go through in a sweet but realistic way.