From guilty-pleasure novels to informative and inspiring page-turners, these 30 books for teens will leave a lasting impression. Check out our list of these bookshelf must-haves. Catch tons of inspiration from the queen of gymnastics, Simone Biles, in this motivational and heartfelt read.
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.
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Norman Vincent Peale at Amazon. 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.
The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Many of us look back on the "young adult" years of our life and remember both broad brush strokes of volatile feelings and now-inconsequential details of school politics and heartbreak.
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.
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. Like many of the books on this list, The Golden Compass is one of those novels you read as a teenager, and re-read as an adult with just as much enjoyment.
Not really knowing how to approach the topic, I struggled for weeks until a friend gave me some simple, practical advice that I had overlooked. I took advantage of the fact that someone else had thoughtfully explained a topic in a way that was age-appropriate for my child. The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo — A modern masterpiece, this allegorical novel delivers a wonderful message on finding your purpose in life and being more grateful for the things around you.