The Ultimate Summer Reading List for Young Adults

Your teen won’t be able to put down these captivating page-turners!
Jul 06, 2022

Ages

13-16

The Ultimate Summer Reading List for Young Adults

Jul 06, 2022

These too-good-to-put-down reads will keep you teen reading all summer long! Thought-provoking books are a great way to positively influence how the young adult in your life views books — and maybe even their perspective on life.

Reading books can be a grounding experience as teens explore their identity and values. For example, the relatable This Might Get Awkward is a new novel that navigates various social situations for teens. Riveting stories like this one offer laugh-out-loud moments and can spark conversations about important topics — like rejection or social media

Reading goals can inspire your teen to read more and improve their reading comprehension and vocabulary. From May 9 to August 19, kids can visit Scholastic Home Base to participate in the free, fun, and safe summer reading program. As part of the program, kids can read e-books, attend author events, and keep Reading Streaks™ to help unlock a donation of 100K books from Scholastic – distributed to kids with limited or no access to books by Save the Children. 

Shop the top summer book picks for young adults below! You can find all books and activities at The Scholastic Store

Have a teen reader who loves suspense? Check out The Hunger Games series! Keep your child reading over the summer with expert tips and book recommendations (like this list of books about camp) with our summer reading guide

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