Here is the other half of our top 20 for teenagers. Remember though, as a teenage girl myself, several of these titles rank among my favourite books of this age group so don’t be afraid to mix it up!
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Burning Eddy by Scot Gardner
The Cave by Susanne Gervay
Dougy by James Moloney
Gone by Michael Grant
Guantanamo Boy by Anna Perera
The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch
Airman by Eoin Colfer
The Great Gatenby by John Marsden
When Dogs Cry by Markus Zusak
The Fairfield Books staff have been gathering our favourite children’s books, divided into categories according to age with 10 books in each. So far we have blogged about our top 10 books for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, first readers, juniors and tweens. We have finally arrived at the category we found most difficult – teens. With so much great literature out there for the 15+ age groups, reducing the choices down to just 10 sparked heated debates and in the end was just too hard! So we have 20 best books for teens, 10 for girls and 10 for boys. Don’t be limited to one category however, while the books in each might be slightly more boy or girl orientated, all are fantastic reads.
So here are the first 10, our top picks for teenage girls – enjoy!
The Year the Gypsies Came by Linzi Glass
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Emma by Jane Austen
So Much to Tell You by John Marsden
Peeling the Onion by Wendy Orr
Feeling Sorry for Celia by Jaclyn Moriarty
When You Wake and Find Me Gone by Maureen McCarthy
Touch Me by James Moloney
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater