Top 3 Thursday – Books I Would Recommend To Teens

Time for another Top 3 Thursday! Top 3 Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Mel @ A Cosy Reading Blog. I’m really enjoying this meme. Today’s prompt is Books I Would Recommend To Teens.

I haven’t read that many YA books yet but I have read some amazing ones that made me think and feel a lot and which I would definitely recommend to all teens.

  1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas: This is about a sixteen-year-old girl who witnesses her friend being shot by a cop on the side of the road as they were driving home from a party for no good reason.
    This was a difficult book to read at times but also an eye-opening one with a very important message that every teen and adult should read. The movie adaptation is amazing too, a definite must-watch!

  2. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi: Inspired by the author’s own experiences, the story follows Shirin as she navigates through her sophomore year at a new school in a new town post the tragic events of 9/11, tries to ignore all the racist comments and hostility directed at her day after day and keeps building walls to protect herself from any more hurt.
    This was my first read of 2019 and I loved it. It showed me a side of people I hadn’t seen before, even if I’d heard about it. It’s a beautiful and another important story that I’d recommend to all teens to read at least once.
    Find my review here.

  3. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly: One of the very first YA (and historical fantasy fiction which I didn’t even know was a thing until I read this) books I read after I found BookTube a few years back. This book kept me hooked throughout and for days afterward, I couldn’t stop talking about it or recommending it to everyone!
    We follow two girls, two centuries apart: Andi from present-day Brooklyn, angry at the world, grieving, taking care of her sick mother and about to be expelled from a prestigious private school when her father takes her to Paris for winter break. There, she finds Alexandrine’s diary and becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to this young girl who lived over 200 years ago and dreamed of making her mark on the Paris stage only to find herself playing a tragic role for the royal family with no escape.

So these are my top 3 recommendations for teens. Have you read any of them? Do any of these books seem interesting enough to go on your TBR? Let me know in the comments below!


15 thoughts on “Top 3 Thursday – Books I Would Recommend To Teens

  1. I really want to get to A Very Large Expanse of Sea, it just seems like a really important read because I know little about the topic.

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  2. I really have been wanting to read A Very Large Expanse of Sea, and I literally just got THUG in the mail today and I’m trying not to rush off and read it (have others to finish) but I think you made some great choices, and I now want to read Revolution as well lol

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  3. I will have to give The Hate You Give a try. I have a 16 year old, and it is hard for me to find things that she likes to read, so she might get into this book.

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  4. Yes to A Very Large Expanse of Sea and The Hate u Give! Those two are so important and I think in this time every youngster should read them. I hadn’t heard about Revolution but it sounds like a perfect coming of age story. Honestly I believe teens should just read more in general. It seems, in my country at least, that when they reach their teens, their phones become nore important than books πŸ˜”

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