Explore the magical, uplifting, and inspiring world of young adult novels! Find the stories that are perfect for the 13-15 year old inside you.
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If you’re a 13-15 year old, there is no doubt that you have an affinity for reading. Not only is it important for growing minds, but it also provides an escape from reality and can help foster creativity and problem-solving skills. As a teen, you are right in the middle of life’s exciting transitions, so finding books that both interest and inspire you can be challenging. To help you find the books that meet those criteria, here are seven of the best books to read if you’re between the ages of 13-15.
1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games is a dystopian novel that is sure to capture your attention. Subtly woven into the story is a commentary on the social issues of class structure, love, and bravery. You’ll find yourself cheering on the main characters while rooting against the corrupt government with every turn of the page. It’s a thrilling page-turner you won’t want to put down.
2. Holes by Louis Sachar
Holes is an unforgettable novel about Stanley Yelnats, a young boy coping with an unjust punishment for a crime he didn’t commit. During his time at Camp Green Lake, he works in the sweltering heat of a dried-up lakebed in search of a buried treasure. Along the way, he learns valuable lessons about friendship, perseverance, and loyalty.
3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
The magical world of Harry Potter is an inspiring read for any teenager looking for an escape. This first book in the series introduces us to a vivid and vibrant imaginary world full of adventure. Following the journey of Harry, we learn the importance of facing your fears as well as the importance of friendship and loyalty.