Writers often use young people and teenagers as targets for their works. Perhaps, the reason why authors love to write a story for teenagers is that emotions, sensations and feelings are more touched at this stage of life.
1. Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
It brings the story of Ifemelu, a Nigerian who very early went to live in the United States. As the story progresses, we discover the challenges she faced to stay in the US.
At one point, she created a blog to talk about what life is like for a black man in America, with the property of someone who only realized the meaning of being black when he landed there.
2. Sofia’s World (Jostein Gaarder)
The story told is of a 14-year-old girl, on the eve of her birthday, she begins to receive anonymous letters and is shocked by the situation because many things in the letters fit her life.
Messages come in many different ways and not just voice mail. She realizes that it looks like a Philosophy course, it makes her see the world differently.
3. Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas (Machado de Assis)
It’s social criticism, and it can make you see things from other angles.
For young people, who are in the process of formation, this is one of the best books on the list, as it has philosophical reflections about society and the problems of life. The story takes place in Brazil, in a period of urbanization.
4. The fault in our stars (John Green)
It is an exciting book with a very beautiful story. She sends a message about how love can overcome barriers.
The book tells the story of two young people who discovered cancer at a very early age. The two young people meet and fall in love through a support group for people with cancer and they have to deal with the fact that at any moment they can be separated.
5. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
It tells the story of two young friends from Afghanistan. Amir is rich and lives in a mansion, and his best friend, Hassan, is the son of an employee of his father.
Hassan is an expert kite hunter, knowing where they are going to land without even looking at the sky. In one of these hunts a terrible act happens against him and Amir saw everything and still didn’t go for help.
6. The Harry Potter Saga (J.K. Rowling)
This isn’t just a book, it’s the complete saga of a fantastic universe.
Tells the story of a boy is destined to become one of the greatest wizards in history, at age 11 he discovers he is a wizard after being invited to study at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Throughout its 7 books you will enjoy countless fantastic and exciting adventures.
7. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
It is the story of a plane pilot who one day finds himself in the middle of a breakdown and is forced to make a forced landing in the middle of the Sahara desert.
After the accident, the pilot, as a mirage, appears beside him a child who tries to convince him that he came from another planet. That child is the protagonist, The Little Prince.
The questions raised by the book are related to the loss of our innocence when we grow up. We grow and we leave aside our little inner self, we lose the simplest meaning of life.
8. The Book Stealing Girl (Markus Zusak)
The story takes place in Nazi Germany, Liesel is a 9-year-old girl named who was adopted. To help her adoptive mother, she starts doing housework, in the basement her adoptive father teaches her to read with the books she steals around.
The book tells the difficulties faced by a poor family in Nazi Germany and the discoveries of a child, whose family is at risk for hiding a Jewish friend.
9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
It brings the story of Charlie, an introverted teenager with some psychological problems. He is a very kind boy who has suffered some trauma in the past.
At school, he meets a group of cool friends who help him a lot with his social life. It is a very interesting story that generates identification for certain personalities of some young people.
10. Digital Fortress (Dan Brown)
It is a story that takes place in the top secret NSA (American National Security Agency). At one point, the supercomputer is faced with code that it has not been able to decode.
Unable to rely on the computer used to decode terrorist messages, the NSA turns to its cryptographer, Susan. In a world of secrets, she doesn’t know who to trust and has a responsibility to crack the code to avoid a great tragedy to save her life and that of the man she loves.
11. The Red Queen (Victoria Aveyard)
The story brings a very intriguing fictional universe with a society divided into two types, red blood and silver blood. The red-blooded are meant to serve, and the silver-blooded, who possess supernatural powers.
Red-blooded Mare Borrow, gets a job at the royal palace. Then, amidst the silver bloods, she discovers that she has a mysterious power.
12. The Sun Is Also a Star (Nicola Yoon)
It tells the story of Nataha, a young woman who lives in New York and is about to be deported to Jamaica, which she doesn’t like. Not satisfied with this, she looks for ways to reverse the situation.
In the course of this quest, she meets Daniel, a young Korean. So, on the one hand, Natasha, rational and skeptical, who only believes in numbers and facts, and on the other, Daniel, emotional and believes in dreams and soul mates.
Despite the differences, Daniel is determined to make Natasha love him in that short period of time.