Wandering into the young adult section of your local bookstore is never something to be embarrassed about — even if you haven't actually been a teen in years. In fact, if you've left high school behind, you don't have to read Beowulf between now and September, which frees up time to check out the YA titles below. And if you're really paranoid about fellow beachgoers judging your teen-title, there's always the anonymity of a cover-less ereader.
At 13 years old, young teenagers rarely want their parents to pick out their books for them. But beware! But what books should you look for on your secret mission?
Sitting on the beach I glance up from my book. The boys are playing in the sand in front of me; my husband is helping them build a sandcastle. I sit in my chair mesmerized by the fact that I can get a solid five minutes of reading in without interruption.
Year 11 books — the following book list contains titles to appeal to teenagers and young adults aged in secondary school. These suggestions consist of a range of titles to cover all ability ranges including reading options for the less able and the more able. To see the latest price, hover over the book cover image.
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.
As the sixth What Kids Are Reading report bemoans a tendency among secondary school students to read books that are too easy — suggesting that teachers and librarians aren't pushing challenging titles strongly enough to older kids — the organisers of World Book Day have announced a list that might serve as a corrective, or at least a useful source of ideas. The Writes of Passage list of popular books for young adults, voted for by 7, people across the UK, features a top 10 of books to help "shape and inspire" teenagers, and give them the empathic tools and words to handle some of the challenges of adolescence. The complete list of 50 features books to "help you understand you", "change the way you think" and "make you cry", as well as thrill, transport and scare you.
Are you looking for the latest summer reading lists for your child or teen? Keep your child reading all summer with this selection of summer reading lists. These lists of recommended children's books and young adult books are organized by grade levels or age.
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.
Looking for a summer reading list suitable for teen boys? This summer reading list offers a wide range of great books for teen boys from mysteries to zombies to spy thrillers and more. Most of the titles here are recommended for ages 12 to 18, but there are a few specifically targeted for the 12 to 14 and 14 to 18 age group range. Told from the viewpoint of three teens on the run for their lives, this story brings to light the issues of rights to life.