Recommended Books for Teens

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Our youth is our future. Thus, we need to make sure that we hone them with the right books to read. Books that can empower them to become the person that they dreamed of. Thus, here’s some of our recommendation for our teenage youth to read.

1. The Present by Spencer Johnson

The Present by Spencer Johnson is a book that emphasizes how important your present day is. For you have no control over your past and your future depends so much on what you do today. Your present decision can shape your future.

2. Wonder by RJ Palacio

Wonder by R.J. Palacio is a story of kindness, courage, friendship, and character.

And though the world may seem to be infested with cruelty, you’d be surprised and will feel happy at the same time, to know that there are still people who have a heart and you know that kindness will still prevail.

A story that will make you realize the word, “empathy” and this book gave me that idea, that every person’s perspective is interesting and is different from one another.

3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

You’d see yourself laugh and feel Hazel Grace’s love for Augustus during the first few parts of the novel. The same sweet feeling you had when you first fell in love when you were sixteen. Somehow, towards the end, it starts to become poignant because of its melancholic nature.

But, what makes The Fault in Our Stars unique was its cocktail mix of amusement and doom.

4. What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 by Tina Seelig

Tina Seelig’s school assignments were kick-ass and need to be attacked boldly and fiercely.

I love her way of teaching her students which I think is not the conventional way. She squeezes her student’s abilities and she let them learn on their own. She leaves them thought-provoking activities that in the end, students will learn from themselves and not from what the teachers say.

5. Eleonor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell have tackled some social issues that the world is facing right now – child abuse, women’s rights, bullying, teenage young love – among the few.

More than a good story plot, this book is inspirational. One meaningful read for the youngsters and of course, even those that are young at heart.

More than the easy read aspect of the above-mentioned books, they have themes and lessons that our youth would really appreciate. And soon, can shape them to who they are supposed to be. To become the person they dreamed to become in the next ten years.

Start the Habit of reading

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