1. The Fault in Our Stars
This book by John Green is quickly becoming a hit. The story of 16-year-old Hazel who has terminal cancer meets Augustus Waters in her cancer support group and a truly unique love story unfolds. Aside from her illness, Hazel struggles with the everyday life of being a teenager and readers will find themselves going through a mix of emotions while reading this incredibly well-written novel.
2. Stories I Only Tell My Friends
Actor Rob Lowe released this novel to give fans a glimpse into his life that he has spent almost entirely in the spotlight. “The story was super interesting because he talks about growing up as part of the Brat Pack in the eighties and gives you a new insight and it’s amazing to see who he’s met and his struggle with alcoholism,” junior Stacy Cesario, said.
3. House Rules
Jacob Hunt, a teenager with Asperger’s syndrome, cannot comprehend social cues or express himself clearly. Jacob has a fixation with forensic analysis and enjoys setting up crime scenes. When his tutor is killed, all signs point at Jacob. The mystery unfolds and keeps readers wondering if Jacob is innocent, and follows the struggle of Jacob’s mother who tries to defend his innocence.
4. The Defining Decade
Dr. Meg Jay is a psychologist who argues that our twenties do matter and are not just a second adolescence as some refer to it as. In the book, Jay argues that your twenties could in fact be some of your most important years if they are planned correctly, and that people develop more in their twenties than any other decade of their lives. With its growing popularity this book is one to check out.
5. Bossy Pants
This hilarious book written by Tina Fey has readers laughing in public but also getting a glimpse into Fey’s climb to success. The book covers her awkward teenage years all the way to her break through on Saturday Night Live and tells the story of how a girl from Pennsylvania worked her way to fame. Tina Fey is a comedian and actress who is best known for Saturday Night Live skits but has also appeared in several movies. Anyone can enjoy this book and Tina Fey’s undeniable humor.