Top 5 exciting teenage books

  1. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

Future. Despotic government arranges annual demonstration games of survival, which is shown on the air and watched by the whole world. Katniss Everdeen becomes a party to the Hunger Games. She will take part in a violent struggle and be able to defeat or die. It means that only one person will survive. The book is full of fear, pain, great sacrifices and unjustified murders. But also it teaches us to love, make friends, forgive others, be more compassionate and kind.

  1. Çalıkuşu (The Wren), Reşat Nuri Güntekin

The central topic of this novel is difficult fate of the women in Islamic society. The main heroine makes a stand against outdated views and asserts her rights to an independent life. She meets a lot of misunderstandings and overcomes the obstacles on her way. The book will make you both cry and laugh.

  1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky

Charlie is a shy young man who suffers from obvious mental disorder. He is lonely and bashful, but some day he has met new friends whose names are Sam and Patrick. They waste no time enjoying the life that is given to them. Charlie’s life turns over upside down and changes its spots. The novel tells about awkward age, anxiety, love, drugs and suicides.

  1. Maze Runner, James Dashner

Thomas woke up in an unknown place where a lot of the same young men like him. He remembers only his name and nothing else. Group of children has been living in "Shelter" for three years, and a new boy arrives there only each 30 days. They are trying to find a way out of the maze that surrounds their place of living. The problem is that the labyrinth conceals a lot of danger.

  1. Timeless, Kerstin Gier

The novel has been translated into 50 languages and became a bestseller in many countries. The first book was published in 2009. Gwendolyn Shepherd is ordinary 17 years old girl. No one pays special attention to her in the family. But one day she discovered something extraordinary. It turns out that she is a carrier of the particular gene which gives a possibility to travel through the years and even through the centuries. But she is unable to control it and only clandestine organization can help her.

This book is about love, friendship betrayal and forgiveness. It goes not only for adults but also for readers of all ages. The novel was filmed in 2013 and made fans all over the world.

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