These too-good-to-put-down titles will keep your 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, Where You See Yourself is a new novel that explores relatable topics for young adults — like graduating high school and navigating the college application process. Similarly, Change the Game is a touching graphic novel that will help you spark important conversations with your teen about chasing their dreams and staying true to themselves.
Meanwhile, Sunshine shares the sweet story of Jarrett J. Krosoczka, a high school student who was once a counselor at Camp Sunshine, a camp for ill kids and their families. In this follow-up to Hey, Kiddo, Jarrett returns to Camp Sunshine and introduces readers to the campers and fellow counselors who changed the course of his life and taught him about bravery, hope, and determination.
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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 top BookTok titles) from our summer reading guide.