Teenagers who read novels have an increased capacity for empathy, a better understanding of themselves and others, and a higher sense of wellbeing, in addition to gains in reading and proficiency, creativity, vocabulary, and general information. Here are some mind-blowing suggestions for teen books.
Brandy Colbert’s Finding Yvonne
Yvonne has always had her dependable violin since she was seven years old. Yvonne must accept the harsh reality that, despite her years of hard work, she might not be qualified to enroll in the prestigious conservatory she has always wanted to attend as she approaches high school graduation. When her bond with her father becomes tense and she is filled with uncertainty about the future, Yvonne turns to Omar, a street musician and talented violinist, for solace. He is the antithesis of the trustworthy and dependable Warren, the boy she is in love with; he is mysterious and fascinating. When Yvonne discovers she’s pregnant suddenly, she is forced to make the hardest choice of her life.
Julie C. Dao’s Forest of a Thousand Lanterns
Xifeng is a gorgeous 18-year-old. If she accepts the darkness within of her, the stars predict that she will succeed as Empress of Feng Lu. Even though the witch Guma foretold Xifeng’s future, is the cost of the throne really worth it? Xifeng must reject the young guy who loves her and use the dark power she possesses in order to realise the glory that has been promised to her.
Stacey Lee’s The Downstairs Girl
Jo Kuan, a 17-year-old lady’s maid, works throughout the day for the daughter of one of Atlanta’s richest men. She writes “Dear Miss Sweetie,” a magazine opinion column for the refined Southern lady, at night. Jo challenges societal perceptions of race and gender as her column gets readership, but she is unprepared for the blowback. While adversaries try to learn Miss Sweetie’s secret identity, Jo embarks on a hunt for her past and the parents who deserted her when she was a kid after receiving a cryptic letter. Jo must determine whether the girl who stays in the shadows is prepared to come out into the light when she comes paths with Atlanta’s most notorious crook.
Mary McCoy’s I, Claudia
Don’t overlook this book; despite the unflattering cover image, it is a gripping high school historical and political drama that was named a Printz Honor Book. Anyone who enjoys political and psychological drama should read this novel. Claudia, a new historian, provides the narration. She describes how she gained control of the esteemed student government at her high school. Although Claudia has witnessed the injustices committed by her forebears, she nonetheless succumbs to the corruption of authority.