Now, your child can begin to read books with heavier themes and greater lessons. A whole treasure trove of literature is now open to them! Check out this amazing group of wonderful books in the Top 20 Books Your High Schooler Can Read!
Most of them are beautifully written classics that continue to touch audiences today, but there are a few more modern ones as well as others which can help open your high schoolers eyes to the world outside of themselves. Enjoy!
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott: This is a beautiful old story about the love between sisters, and it’s just become a major motion picture!
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: Get your budding young adult reader to start their amazing journey with Jane Austen with her most famous tale!
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald: This is a high school book list standby. The decadence of the 20’s mixed with a tragic love affair, your highschooler will love it!
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: An oldie but a goodie. Your child can experience the south in the 1930’s and the racial issues that abounded there.
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie: Introduce your child to the world of mystery through arguably the best mystery author of our time!
Black Rain by Masuji Ibuse: Add this gem to your child’s reading list, so they can learn about the tragic aftermath of the atomic bombs in Japan during WWII.
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger: Teenagers can totally relate to the intersting mind of Salinger’s 16-year old protagonist!
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini: This would be more appropriate for your older highschooler students, but as an amazing bestseller, your child will definitely enjoy it and learn from it!
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien: Your highschooler will love joining the unforgettable journey of the Fellowship in this amazing trilogy!
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston: Your child will be better for having read such a treasure to literature!
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe: Find invaluable lessons and learn about different narrative styles, then check out this bestselling book.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: Your young adult readers will fall in love with this modern, romantic tales.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: Learn about a different side of WWII with this lovely novel!
The Giver Series by Lois Lowry: This is one of the most popular children’s books of all time! Your high schooler can join the exciting adventure in this award-winning book!
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton: Your highschooler can definitely relate to this enduring story of friendship!
The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams: Grab this volume of five beloved and popular novels in one!
Anne of Green Gables Series by L.M. Montgomery: This book was written over a hundred years ago, but high schoolers today will still fall in love with one of young adult literature’s most beloved heroines!
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky: This is a perfect book for high schoolers because it is a beautiful, sometimes-heartbreaking coming-of-age story!
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher: This is a great book for young adults as it broaches the topic of bullying.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson: This is another great book for high schoolers to read which discusses abuse and how to handle it.
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