Must Read Fiction Novels For Teens


By Ada Kohli
Published Sept 10, 2021

Hindustan Times


The Book Thief 

Death itself narrates the story of a young German girl being taken into a foster home right before World War II. She finds comfort in stealing books even though she can’t read

To Kill a Mockingbird

Written by Harper Lee, this novel is about growing up under extraordinary circumstances and explores human behaviour like innocence, cruelty and hatred

The Kite Runner

It is a story about an unlikely friendship between a rich boy and the son of his father’s servant in 1973, Afghanistan that's on the verge of being destroyed 

Divergent Series

Set in the future in a dystopian version of Chicago that has been divided into five factions, Tris finds out that she is Divergent and won’t fit in

The Hunger Games 

Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister's place to fight to the death in the annual Hunger Games

The Giver series

In an apparent perfect community, without war, pain, suffering or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn about the true pain and pleasure of the real world

Eleanor and Park

A new girl in town with her mismatched clothes and a boy with black T-shirts and headphones fall in love. The novel is about one’s first love

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The Fault in our Stars

John Green’s novel on two teens fighting cancer who fall in love and decide to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

A 15-year old boy, shifts schools, falls in love, deals with his best friend’s suicide and his own mental health issues

The Maze Runner series

Set in a distant future, a group of teens are trapped in a giant stone maze with their memories cleared. They must escape

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