The nation has voted for the books that help shape and inspire teenage lives the most, with the results announced to mark World Book Day today (6th March).
The results of the Writes of Passage initiative, run by the organisers of World Book Day, create the ultimate list of 50 recommended reads for teens. It includes a plethora of genres from the critically acclaimed to unworldly fantasy.
Thousands of adults and teenagers in the UK voted for different categories. From the awkwardness of the first time (Judy Blume’s Forever) to the brutality of war (Joseph Heller’s Catch 22), the tender (Jodi Picoult’s My Sister’s Keeper), the terrifying (Stephen King’s The Shining) and fantastical (J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series) the list shows how books can inspire and entertain young adults at a time of transition and, more importantly…
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