Recently I've been wanting to read more. I want to improve my language skills and have something to kill some time, with the summer coming up.
I lost my interest in reading fiction during GCSE English after being forced to read and discuss stories that I couldn't connect with (like The Crucible by Arthur Miller). Since then I've not read anything, and this shortage of has left me with not brilliant literacy skills and a lot of free time.
What I'm looking for is an author or series talking about teenage life thats based on mature teens. I'm a 17 year old dude if that helps at all. Any suggestions are appreciated and I'll look foreward to reading some of them.
Have you ever read 'Falling into Glory' by Robert Westall? It's about a 17 year old who has a relationship with one of his teachers. It is a truly excellent book for 'young adult' fiction.
Would also recommend 'Postcards from No-Man's Land' and 'The Toll Bridge' by Aidan Chambers.
And 'The Cider House Rules' by John Irving maybe?
anything by Paulo Coelho, EXCEPT 'brida' which i found really dull
'a child called it' and the books that follow it are quite inspirational
oh and 'the children of belsen' is quite good too!
Thanks, I'll have a look into these.
Catcher in the Rye, i've never read it, but it is meant to been very popular amongst us teens. The Crow Road is a coming of age kind of story
Well I know this isn't a 'teenage book' but I sincerely love it, it really is a fascinating/fantastic book. This is coming from someone who can't read a novel for more than 3 pages without giving up.
its called ' Brave New World' by Aldous Huxley.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is an excellent novella for the early readers category. A 21st century triumph.
noughts and crosses !!
da vinci code, angels and demons, the lost symbol...
The 'Hard Cash' series by Kate Cann are really good, well written teen fiction for guys. I mean, they're not prestigious or classics, but you don't feel like you're reading something patronising or too young for you, which is the feeling a lot of teen fic gives. Kate Cann is pretty awesome.
I also lost my imagination after GCSE- I think TV had a hand in it
the man in the high castle by Philip K. ****
oh yeh and read napolean of notting hill it's one of my favourites
20,000 leagues under the sea is good