Young adult novels are one of the widely read books. It was first in the 20th century that books which discussed teens and their lives were considered as a separate genre. There are lots of issues and themes which are discussed in YA novels. Some of them are love, sexuality, abuse, and money and family relations. While some people are against the YA novels, calling them the source of vulgarity, many find it a source of education to teach their growing kids about relations, equality, and love. Every year, thousands of books are released, but some books leave a forever impression. Here is the list of books every teen kid should read.
Top 10 Best Famous Teen Novels for Every Indian Teenager are:
01. Harry Potter Series
Harry Potter series is one of the popular novels of this century. Written by the British author JK Rowling, the story revolves around the young wizard Harry Potter and his friends. Right from the release of the first novel, it won the hearts of the readers. The readers always cherish the friendship, love, and bravery depicted in this book. The novel is translated into 68 languages and has sold over 400 million copies worldwide. The readers enjoyed the book so much that Harry Potter merchandise is available in many online shops.
02. Percy Jackson and the Olympians
If you love Harry Potter, then this series is also for you. Percy Jackson is the story of a Demigod who has a disease called ADHD and dyslexia. The story revolves around Greek mythology. Percy Jackson is the son of the Greek God Poseidon and the mortal Sally Jackson. The author Rick Riordan invented this story for his son, who was suffering from dyslexia. The story was well-received by the readers and slowly and steadily became the international bestseller book series. The book is also adapted into a movie.
03. All the bright places
Jennifer Niven’s first YA novel has a gripping opening line which says “Is today a good day to die?” The theme of the story revolves around the family fights and relations, guilt, depression, and love. There are lots of teenagers who are going through mental illness, and this book is perfect for people who are going against mental illness and depression. The book won the 2015 Good Reads choice award and praised by many leading newspapers. The book is turning into a movie this year. The story is compared with Rainbow Rowell’s “Eleanor and Park” and John Green’s Fault in our stars.
04. Thirteen reasons why
Thirteen reasons why is the story of Hannah Baker, who got killed herself, but before committing suicide, she records her voice in 13 tapes about why she committed suicide. Jay Asher writes the novel. The story revolves around the themes of bullying and betrayal.The audiobook of this novel is more cherished by readers.The story was adapted into a tv series in 2017 by Netflix. Although the story received many awards, yet it comes under the category of challenged books. Many readers challenged the book as they find it inappropriate for young readers.
05. Everything Everything
Everything Everything is the debut novel of the author Nicola Yoon. It is a story of an 18-year-old girl, Maddy, who is suffering from the disease called bubble baby disease(SCID). Madie lives with her mom and her physician, who provides her with everything she wants. The story proceeds forward when she fells in love with a boy, and that’s when she begins to live her life. The story is listed in the romantic genre and is loved by readers. The book was praised by many leading newspapers around the world and is translated into several other languages. The novel was adapted into a film in July 2017.
06. The perks of being a wallflower
The perks of being a wallflower written by Stephen Chbosky. The story is about a teenage boy, Charlie, who writes letters to an unknown friend about the loss he had suffered in his life. The theme of the story revolves around sexuality, rape, and physical abuses. The story received appreciation from lots of readers, but many people found it inappropriate for the kids.
07. Looking for Alaska
Looking for Alaska is John Green’s debut novel. The book is listed on number four in New York times YA fiction. The story is about the teenager, miles who lives in a boarding school. Everything was perfect until one day his friend Alaska gets killed in a car accident, and he finds it difficult to accept her death. The story revolves around the hostel life and all about the fun. The theme of the story is searching the meaning of life, and living in the hope of better tomorrow.
Speak is written by Laurie Halse Anderson and published in 1999. The story is about the girl, Malinda, who suddenly stopped talking to everyone. Unable to utter a word, Malinda expresses her grief through art. The story is full of emotion and feelings. The theme is finding one’s voice, identity and individuality.
09. The hate you give
The hate you give is the debut novel of the author, Angie Thomas. This novel is the New York Times best-selling novel of 2017. The novel is compared to Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”. The theme revolves around the Black Lives Matter agenda. A sixteen-year-old girl witnesses the murder of her black friend. The theme of the book is all about humanity.
10. To all the boys I’ve ever loved series
Romantic YA novels are widely read novels. To all the boys I have ever loved series is about a teenage girl, Lara Jean who writes love letters to all the boys she has loved but the twist is that she doesn’t post these letters till one day by mistake, her sister posts all the letters and that’s when her life turns upside down. The book is loved by many readers and has won many awards. The novel was also nominated for Good Reads awards in 2017. The novel is adapted into a movie and will release in 2019.