Top reads for teens!

Last updated: May 4th, 2020

Technology – a benefit or a curse? With so many technological distractions for teens these days it can be hard to convince them of the benefits of picking up a good ol’ fashioned book. Numerous studies over the years have all shown that reading helps teens develop stronger social skills, vocabulary and writing skills, and helps them to better process more complex ideas.

Whilst some parents might be working on convincing their kids to pick up a book, others may already be living with a little bookworm…so what extra-curricular reading would secondary school teachers recommend?

  • Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
  • Divergent {series} by Veronica Roth
  • Harry Potter (series) by JK Rowling
  • The Maze Runner {series} by James Dashner
  • The Garbage King by Elizabeth Laird
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
  • Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • The book thief by Markus Zusak
  • If I stay by Gayle Forman
  • The fault in our stars by John Green
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky



How many of these have you read? Which is your favourite?