The fascinating world of books calls for an interesting invite. And if you are a fresh adult who have just started discovering this wonderful cosmos of bright cheer and deep rumination, then you might want to start with the following-
THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL
A moving personal account of a young girl in captivity, this book by Anne Frank recounts the experiences of her days in hiding during the second World War. An iconic literary treasure, Anne Frank’s memoirs serve as a perfect read for every introspective young person.
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Combining human behavior with worldly experience to arrive at a deep understanding of life’s pathos and woe, Harper Lee‘s masterclass is one definitive pick for every self- dwelling young reader.
THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
A wholly incorporative take on young life aspects of sexuality and drug use and adolescent mental status, this narrative by Stephen Chbosky will definitely endow every young reader with a sense of self belief and appraisal, making it one compelling read.
A WRINKLE IN TIME
This Madeleine L’Engle science fantasy novel touches upon universal themes of good and evil and other deep emotional recurrences that finds an expression in every way of life. An uplifting work even within the realm of science fiction, A Wrinkle in Time surpasses all barriers of space to emerge as one of the must reads for every young adult.
THE BLUE CASTLE
Not exactly a young adult pick with the protagonist being in her late 30s, Lucy Maud Montgomery‘s The Blue Castle,however, would appeal as it is highly reflective of conflicting young adults who would relate to each of Valencia’s whims and unusual fancies. This is more of a liberation that all young minds are entitled to.
ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE
Two American- Mexican boys and their friendship forms the crux of this Benjamim Alire Saenz work, which transcends into bigger issues of identity and relationships. A critically acclaimed work, this is a definitive feature in every adolescent’s to- read list.
THE BOOK THIEF
Another book set in the backdrop of the Nazi regime and narrating the tale of the ‘book thief’ Liesel, this classic by Markus Zusak dwells on the power of language discovered by the once distraught protagonist. Ideally a humane book of love and mortality and hence highly recommended for young minds.
These 7 picks certainly need to be must read features for you as an young adult, however if you want to also explore the genre of literary thrill and crime, you might be interested in checking out our list of best teenage detective series.