The awkward age is a difficult time when a child is looking for his place in the world, experiencing a storm of different feelings and growing up. Interesting books for teenagers are read in one gulp and give answers to exciting life questions. This is a great chance to get acquainted with the world literature in all its diversity. What do teenagers read? At this age, they are drawn to books about first love, friendship, relationships with parents, finding oneself, school, achievements. They can know themselves in the books – many of the works proposed in the article will appeal to children and will be relevant right now. We hope you will like our selection of books that are interesting for modern teenagers to read.

1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (under $10)

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - Book for teens

The story of two lovers – Hazel and Augustus. Their love goes through many trials. Together they are fighting cancer, which has affected them both. The teenagers support each other and try to catch the remaining time. Despite the fact that the heroes of the novel are sixteen and seventeen years old, younger teenagers will also like the book.

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2. Peak (A Peak Marcello Adventure) by Roland Smith (under $10)

Peak (A Peak Marcello Adventure) by Roland Smith - Book for teens

An inspiring story about a fourteen-year-old teenager Peak, who loves heights. One day, his father offers him to climb Mount Everest, to become the youngest conqueror of this powerful peak. On the way, the boy will face various difficulties: illness, terrible bad weather, strong fear, fatigue and others. But all this will harden him and help him sort out his feeling.

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3. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger (under $15)

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger - Book for teens

Jerome Salinger is one of the mysteries in the world of literature. He wrote one novel, The Catcher in the Rye, and at the peak of his career moved to a house on the outskirts, where he spent the rest of his life. The main character of the novel, Holden Caulfield, is a rebel who was expelled from school. Holden is a little Salinger. This is a book about finding oneself, about growing up, about how hard it is to be a teenager.

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4. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (under $10)

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Book for teens

New York, the 30s. The main character Nick receives an invitation to the party of the mysterious Mr. Gatsby, whom none of the guests even knows by sight. Who is he? Why does he throw these parties? The book has an amazing atmosphere, a wonderful love story and a tragic ending. And even though there is no happy ending, which we usually expect from such stories, we highly recommend reading this book: it’s worth it.

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5. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (under $15)

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer - Book for teens

The father of the main character Oscar died in one of the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. Now the boy is trying to come to terms with this with the help of an invented detective game: dad still has a key and he needs to understand what it is from. Conversations with people whom Oscar meets during the search change him. He grows up, understands important truths for himself, and most importantly – he stops blaming his mother for the tragedy and begins to build relations with her. Despite the fact that the main character is only 9 years old, the book will really help teenagers over 14 years old, because the problems raised in it are by no means childish.

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6. Wonder by R. J. Palacio (under $10)

Wonder by R. J. Palacio - Book for teens

The book is about a fifth-grader named August. He plays computer games, loves his dog, watches “Star Wars”. But because of a rare genetic disease, he underwent 27 operations on his face. This book is about humor, true friendship, kindness and accepting yourself for who you are. The most successful age for reading is after 14 years, but it is possible earlier.

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7. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (under $10)

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - Book for teens

Ray Bradbury wrote a prophecy book, and it’s a little scary. This is a story about a society in which it is a crime to have (and, moreover, to read) books, and to think critically (not according to the standard) is punishable by law. All books are burned, mass culture and consumer thinking prevail in the world. Read it and think: how close is our society to this situation?

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