7 Best Books about Teen Life ...

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Finding good books about teen life, although not always easy, is always worth it. Really great books about teen life, no matter your age, are always a joy to read. Whether you’re looking for something fun and happy, like The Princess Diaries series, or something serious and more impactful, like The Fault in Our Stars, I can guarantee to you that at least one of these books will find its way onto your “must-read” list this summer.

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The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars I couldn’t make it very long without talking about The Fault in Our Stars. The Fault in Our Stars is easily one of the best books about teen life released in recent years. Although it’s not necessarily a book about the average teenager’s struggles, it captures your teenage years so beautifully. Even if you’re no longer a teenager, this book will enchant you and leave you yearning for your youth once more.

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The Fault in Our Stars is a young adult novel written by John Green. It was first published in 2012 and has since become one of the most beloved books about teen life. The novel follows the story of Hazel Grace Lancaster, a sixteen-year-old cancer patient who meets and falls in love with Augustus Waters at a cancer support group.

The Fault in Our Stars is known for its honest and emotional portrayal of teenage life and the struggles of living with a terminal illness. It has been praised for its realistic and heartfelt dialogue, as well as its exploration of themes such as mortality, love, and hope. The novel has been adapted into a feature film and has won numerous awards, including the 2014 Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in young adult literature.

The Fault in Our Stars has become a beloved classic for young adults, and its themes of courage, resilience, and hope have resonated with readers of all ages. The novel has been praised by critics and readers alike for its honest and emotional portrayal of teenage life, as well as its exploration of the human condition and the power of love. It is an inspiring story that speaks to the power of the human spirit and reminds us of the importance of living life to the fullest.

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants If you haven’t read these books at one point or another, no matter your age, I’m not sure what rock you’re living under. I don’t care how old you are, the next time you want a new book to read, pick up this series. After reading the first four, delve into the fifth and final installment. It’s heartbreakingly beautiful, and they recently announced that they’re adapting a movie version. You absolutely must read it before the movie comes out!

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a five-book series by Ann Brashares that follows the lives of four teenage girls – Carmen, Tibby, Lena, and Bridget – as they navigate the highs and lows of teenage life. The series follows the girls over the course of several summers as they explore friendship, love, and family. The books are beloved by readers of all ages and the movie adaptation is set to be released in 2021. The series has won several awards, including the South Carolina Book Award, the Georgia Peach Book Award, and the ALA Best Books for Young Adults. It is a must-read for any teen looking for an inspirational story about friendship and growing up.

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The Princess Diaries

The Princess Diaries You’ve most likely seen both movies that were adapted from this series, however the books are worlds better. There are ten books in the series, and while they are definitely for the younger set, they perfectly capture the angst of being a teenager. Just like the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Meg Cabot recently announced that she was revisiting our favorite Princess Mia as she prepares for her wedding!

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower If you haven’t read this book yet, you’ve at least probably seen the movie. The movie is amazing; but just like most book-to-movie adaptations, the book is much better. If you’re looking for a book that captures the ups, downs, twists, and turns of high school, this is the book for you.

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a coming-of-age novel by Stephen Chbosky, first published in 1999. It follows the story of Charlie, an introverted freshman in high school who is navigating his way through the ups and downs of life. The novel is written in epistolary format, with Charlie writing letters to an anonymous friend. It has been adapted into a movie of the same name, released in 2012. The novel has been praised for its frank and honest portrayal of teenage life, and it has become a cult classic among young readers. It has been translated into over 30 languages, and it has been included on the American Library Association’s list of the most frequently challenged books of the 21st century.

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Eleanor and Park

Eleanor and Park Eleanor and Park is a novel that has personally been on my to-read list for months. Everything I’ve read about it makes it seem as though it is the classic book about finding young love of our time. It’s definitely that I’ll be checking out soon, and it should make your list, too!

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Eleanor and Park is a young adult novel written by Rainbow Rowell and published in 2013. It follows the story of two teenagers, Eleanor and Park, as they navigate their first love and the struggles of growing up in a difficult home life. The novel has won numerous awards, including the 2014 Michael L. Printz Award, and has been praised for its honest, heartfelt portrayal of teenage life. The novel has been adapted into a movie, set to be released in 2022, and is sure to be a hit with young adults.

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved before

To All the Boys I’ve Loved before Just like Eleanor and Park, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before has recently made its way onto my “must-read” list. I loved Jenny Han’s work as a young girl. When I learned she was releasing a new book for the older set of teenage girls, I couldn’t contain my excitement. Han has always done a marvelous job of capturing the voice of the generation she’s writing for, and that’s largely why I personally keep going back to her work.

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a young adult romance novel by Jenny Han. It follows the story of Lara Jean, a teenage girl who has had a habit of writing love letters to her crushes and storing them away. When the letters are unexpectedly sent out, her life is turned upside down. The novel has been praised for its realistic portrayal of teenage relationships and modern issues. It has been adapted into a movie and is currently streaming on Netflix. It is the first book in a trilogy, followed by P.S. I Still Love You and Always and Forever, Lara Jean.

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The Last Song

The Last Song You’re not a teenage girl until you’ve spent a little bit of time crying into the pages of your favorite Nicholas Sparks novel. The Last Song is one of my personal favorites because it captures the angst of teenage rebellion while also dealing with much larger issues, like death. It’s a sickly sweet novel with dark turns, and if you haven’t read it yet, I suggest you add it to your list!

What’s your favorite book about being a teen? Currently, my favorite is The Fault in Our Stars, but the Sisterhood series is one of my all-time favorites as well. Let me know your favorites in the comments, I’m always looking for new books to read!

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Dasonj I think we know

The fault in our stars all the way!!!!!!!

Great list! However, I preferred Looking for Alaska over TFIOS. I feel like teens might relate more to the characters in Looking for Alaska.

I love The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and The Princess Diaries !! :) Not a huge fan of TFIOS :/

Miley Cyrus played the role beautiful in "the last song"

The Fault in our Stars is definitely my favorite! So sad but so good :)

At the Water's Edge, Red Kayak, Life and Death and so many more

Yes TFIOS is the best book ever! Going to look for All The Boys I've Loved B4

In bloom by Matthew crow is brilliant it's like TFIOS with a boy as the main character

Great list 😄

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