Where there are alienated teenagers there will be novelists not far behind. The journey from child to adult is a memorable one. No matter whether you traverse its choppy waves successfully or not, there is bound to be confusion, complexity and, of course, fun.
Summer is fleeting, just like the youth. But the books that we read in our young days stay with us for the lifetime. Yes, classic novels do look intimidating, but there is a lot of romance, fun and sword wiggling beneath those hideous covers.
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It's almost a cliche at this point to say that teen fiction isn't just for teens anymore. Which is why we were only a little surprised to see the tremendous response that came in for this summer's Best-Ever Teen Fiction poll. A whopping 75, of you voted for your favorite young adult novels, blasting past the total for last year's science fiction and fantasy poll at, dare we say it, warp speed. And now, the final results are in.
These 10 classic novels for teens are often taught in American high schools, and they're ones you'll want to share with your teenager. Just before they enter high school is a great time to introduce teens to some classic novels and prepare them for the books they may be studying in school. Give your teen a head start by checking out some of these classic novels for high school students.
Go to a typical bookstore and have a look at the children's classics area. More often than not, there won't be much more than a few babyish fairy tales, maybe some Austen and a Dumas squeezed in. But you shouldn't be afraid of venturing into the "adult" classics fiction; yes it may be stuffy-looking and the covers can be ugly, but there is a lot of fun, romance and sword-waggling to be had in classics.
She passes this on to me so I can read about all the latest books. I am 14, and read everything I can find. I loved the Twilight Saga but soon became bored of the endless rows of vampire novels on shop bookshelves.
You are heartened to see your teen reading books such as "To Kill a Mockingbird" or "Wuthering Heights," because you remember reading them yourself at her age. Today's teenagers still read some of the same books in school that their parents and even grandparents did, but more recent books on high school reading lists are redefining what "classic" means. These newer books share with their more established peers one or more timeless themes that resonate with the teen audience. Books by famous English authors such as Charles Dickens, the Bronte sisters and William Shakespeare still feature prominently on lists of recommended classics for high school readers.
Classic novels are books that have withstood the test of time. They can be just as relevant now as they were when they were first published. Or maybe you just need to read it for school?