Suggested Reading

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Suggested Reading

Guiding Your Child Through The Adolescent Years
Suggested Reading
Suggested Reading
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Suggested Reading

Reading books will help your adolescent strengthen important skills for success in school and beyond. It will also give him a chance to reflect on important topics, use his imagination and sharpen his thinking. As you consider the many books available, keep in mind that not every book is right for every teen. Teens have very different tastes in books, depending on their interests, abilities and life experiences. Some may prefer fiction books, such as novels and short stories, while others may prefer biographies and history books. Almost anything your teen reads will help build reading skills and feed his imagination. Some examples of books that adolescents might enjoy are listed below.

Younger readers

"The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" by Ann Brashares
"The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros
"Whale Talk" by Chris Crutcher
"Breathing Underwater" by Alex Flinn
"Lord of the Flies" by William Golding
"The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton
"We Were There, Too!: Young People in U.S. History" by Phillip Hoose
"Helen Keller: Rebellious Spirit" by Laurie Lawlor
"To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee
"The Call of the Wild" by Jack London
"The Giver" by Lois Lowry
"The Greatest: Muhammed Ali" by Walter Dean Myers
"Jacob Have I Loved" by Katherine Paterson

Older readers

"Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen
"Go Tell it On the Mountain" by James Baldwin
"The Mists of Avalon" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
"Wuthering Heights" by Charlotte Bronte
"A Yellow Raft in Blue Water" by Michael Dorris
"The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
"The Sun Also Rises" by Ernest Hemingway
"Carrie" by Steven King
"The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger
"Sophie's Choice" by William Styron
"The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan
"Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy
"The Color Purple" by Alice Walker
"Ethan Frome" by Edith Wharton

Last updated August 06, 2014

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