Any book lover will tell you what it feels like to dive into a great book that makes your brain come alive with imagery, emotions and even turn on your senses. 

No matter what age you are, sitting down with a great coming-of-age story is a pure delight. Some of the most iconic books were written and published keeping teens in mind.

We have jotted down some of the must-read books for every child in their teens:


1. To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee

This book has been nominated and also accorded as one of the best reads of all time by teens and adults both. 

The book is about a father and son who confront the racist justice system of the rural and fight against the prejudice of their small community.

The novel suggests that humanity will be all right as long as we remember to see each other as individuals and empathize with each other’s perspectives.


2. The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger

Another timeless read loved by teens and adults. 

The novel talks about a sixteen-year-old boy who struggles making new friends and finds it hard to comprehend the world around him. He starts exploring his life in the city of New York after he gets expelled from the school. 

The book shows the struggles of this boy in search of finding the truth about the adult world.


3. Harry Potter Series by J.K.Rowling

Now, who does not recognize Harry Potter?

The adventures of Harry Potter and his friends are known to every being. The boy who lived at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry along with his friends. 

Harry, Ron, and Hermoine master their craft to fight the evil wizard, Voldemort and his death eaters.

The book is a great mix of everything that makes a good read unputdownable. It is thrilling, suspicious, and emotional.


4. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner is a must-read. It is a novel about relationships we have with certain people in our lives and how the ones that are complex overlap and mould us into the people we are. 

The book is about a Muslim boy who struggles to make this world his home because of the traumatic events that took place during his childhood. 

This book bears similarities to many contemporary households in today’s world. 


5. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho emphasises on pursuing your dreams by following what your heart desires.

This book is a story about a young shepherd boy who embarks on a journey and runs into several obstacles, a journey that later turns into an adventure. 

The Alchemist is an inspirational book that has many lessons sprinkled throughout the story.


Reading a good novel is like exercising your brain and unleashing your creativity from within. It gives us access to deeply imagined lives than our own. 

Some novels are so powerful that they help you in learning how to tackle obstacles in life and also helps you to find yourself.