What Are a Few Good Books for Teens to Read?


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The "Harry Potter" series, the "Twilight" series, "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" and "The Hobbit" are all good books for teens. Other books include "An Ember in the Ashes," "Strange Skies," and "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time."

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J.K. Rowling wrote the "Harry Potter" series, which is a seven-part-series revolving around boy wizard Harry Potter and his wizard friends. Critics widely consider the series one of the best for teens.

Sherman Alexie wrote "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian," published in 2007. The book is popular for its accessible humor and realistic characters. The story revolves around a boy growing up on an Indian reservation who begins attending an all-white high school.

"Strange Skies" by Kristi Helvig is a science-fiction book featuring fast-paced action and romance. The book garners good reviews on Amazon.com and is part of the "Burn Out" series.

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon, published in 2003, revolves around Christopher John Francis Boone, a 15-year-old savant who investigates the death of his neighbor's dog. The book received several nominations and honors, including the 2003 Whitbread Award For Novel and Book of the Year.

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