The Dairy of a Young Girl:
The Diary of a Young Girl is a book by Annie Frank during her teenage years. The real-life story of Annie Frank is set in the Nazi-ruled Netherlands and is one of the most precious and influential accounts of life during that time. Annie Frank kept a diary while she was hiding from the Nazis, who wanted to wipe out all Jewish people. Annie Frank eventually died in the Bergen Belsen concentration camp due to typhus, and the diary was published by her father, who was the only survivor of the family after WW2. The book makes the reader understand how simple things in life are so precious and important.
I am Malala:
‘I am Malala’ is the autobiographical account of a girl who stood against the Taliban for her education rights. Taliban is an extremely conservative Islamic group whose only aim is to prevent women from the public. The group is notorious for establishing and forcing their male chauvinistic ideas and patriarchy in the regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Malala was only 15 years old when she started her activism for educational rights for females. Her blog with the BBC made her the target of Taliban and gun attacks. Malala survived the attack, after which she continued her campaigns to raise awareness and guarantee free education to all children. She is the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, and her book still inspires millions toward change. The book educated the reader that one person can make enough change and no one is too young to make a difference in the world.
Frankenstein is an 1818 novel written by Mary Shelley when she was only 18 years old. The story is about the young scientist Victor Frankenstein who created a creature in an experiment. Frankenstein is disgusted by the creation, and he flees in horror. Eventually, he decides that the creature must die for the common good. The phrase ‘Frankenstein and his monster’ comes popularly from this teen novel. The irony is that Frankenstein himself is the monster, owing to his creation. Frankenstein is popularly regarded as the first science fiction story. The book inspires the reader to explore the responsibilities of a creator and scientists. The author tells the readers that not all creations or discoveries need to be in public; some of them are truly evil and should rather be hidden.
The Outsider is a famous book written by Susan Eloise Hinton when she was only 18 years old. It is a coming-of-age novel that discusses teenage school life. The story is set in Oklahoma and is about two rival gangs divided by social classes. The outstanding movie was adapted into movie and television series in the 1990s. The Outsiders is an honest portrayal of the situations in American high schools and contains strong language and graphic accounts of violence and substance abuse. The book was an immediate hit after publishing, as it was relatable to teenagers because the author wrote it during her teenage years.