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15 Year Olds Should Read These Exciting 13 Books

Reading for someone 1/15 of a century old.

15 is the age that signals the first end of the first part of adolescence, the earliest part of, so now kids gotta get ready for the rollercoaster ride that is the next part of it.

Given that this is going to be a transformative time where not only their bodies but their minds and preferences are gonna make a shift of high seismic proportions it is only natural that they have many questions regarding what’s next for them in life.

And as with many of the questions we encounter daily, someone already wrote books about them, just as someone already wrote books that resonate with the questions 15-year-olds face and can relate to. Ditch the TV, give the teens something to read, give them the books every 15-year-old should read.

#1 On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis

On the Edge of Gone by Corinne DuyvisGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

At 15, many readers are looking for diverse books with moral characters and life lessons sprinkled in for good measure. Author Corrine Duyvis does this well with her On The Edge Of Gone novel, sprinkling in enough of all three without making any of the elements seem too forced.

The story, set in a post-apocalyptic world, flows smoothly and you’re sure to come out of the experience having learnt more about people from all different backgrounds.

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#2 Learning to Speak Guitar: A Luthier’s Thesaurus by Nathan E Richardson

Learning to Speak Guitar: A Luthier's Thesaurus by Nathan E Richardson Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

The Author began playing guitar as a teenager, and without lessons experienced unnecessary struggles. His newest book, Learning to Speak Guitar: A Luthier’s Thesaurus removes many of the barriers and pitfalls of learning a new instrument by exploring how it *feels* to play a guitar.

It clarifies the tough questions of who the guitar tech is and how they work. Help your musical youth and shine a light on the spaces between the notes with this book. Containing practical and accessible tools and techniques, Learning to Speak Guitar is certain to help your student by making music-making easier.

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#3 The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChboskyGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This book became so popular that it was turned into a movie too. Perfect for any teenager, this book describes what it’s like to experience high school. The letters that Charlie writes are open, honest, funny and sad.

We don’t know a whole lot about him or whom he’s writing to, but we do get to know parts of his life. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions with tales of friends, dates, family issues and more. It’s a great story for anyone going through the highs and lows of high school to understand that they’re not alone.

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#4 When to Do What by Joann Korte Elliott

When to Do What by Joann Korte ElliottGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

When to Do What is a great book for teens (and parents) who want a guide to walk them through the college admissions process. Straightforward and an easy read, WTDW helps students answer questions like When should we start talking about college? to What can I do in high school to get ready for college? and even What if I don’t know my major?. After those questions are addressed, the book provides step-by-step instruction for each part of the college admission process including timelines, worksheets, and resources.

It covers every topic from testing to visiting, finding scholarships, and when to apply. It’s like having a college counselor at your kitchen table walking you through every step of the process without the expense. A great resource for the oldest child, first-time parent, and for rural or home-schooled students who may not have access to college counselors through their high schools.

It’s also a great resource for those students in large high schools who feel like they have little access to their school’s college counselor. A great resource every student can use. The book grows with them from 8th grade to 12th as they maneuver the sometimes daunting college process!

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#5 Making Sense of It: A Guide to Sex for Teens (And Their Parents, Too!) by Alison Macklin

Making Sense of It: A Guide to Sex for Teens (And Their Parents, Too!) by Alison Macklin Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Making Sense of It goes beyond the basics of the birds and the bees to give teens a realistic, no-holds barred, nonjudgmental guide on everything to do with sex and sexuality. With this book, teens can learn about it all, from the best contraception methods to what to expect at a clinic and the signs of an unhealthy relationship.

Alison Macklin draws on her years of experience at Planned Parenthood to address everything teens want to and should know in a straightforward, open-minded, and sex-positive manner. Even better, Conversation Starters in each chapter give teens and parents a chance to test their knowledge and useful tips to help talk about sex in a way that works for them.

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#6 Classics Reimagined, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Classics Reimagined, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Enjoy Frank L. Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz as you’ve never seen it before! Olimpia Zagnoli’s modern, illustrative interpretation of this classic tale follows Dorothy on her infamous journey to Oz. The quirky, colorful images breathe new life into this classic novel, making it a collectible for Oz lovers everywhere.

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#7 Classics Reimagined, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Classics Reimagined, The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Award-winning artist Sophia Martineck takes readers on a journey to 221B Baker St. and the compelling stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, through her luscious imagery. The stories take on a whole new meaning when accompanied by Martineck’s mystical, colorful interpretations. With this edition of the Classics Reimagined series, you’ll always solve the mystery of what to read!

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#8 So Here I Am by Anna Russell

So Here I Am by Anna Russell Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

So Here I Am is speeches by great women to empower and inspire. The first dedicated collection of seminal speeches by women from around the world, So Here I Am is about women at the forefront of change – within politics, science, human rights and media; discussing everything from free love, anti-war, scientific discoveries, race, gender and women’s rights.

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#9 Classics Reimagined, Edgar Allan Poe: Stories & Poems

Classics Reimagined, Edgar Allan Poe: Stories & PoemsGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Well-known, Baltimore based artist David Plunkert will take you on a dark journey into the gothic stories and poetry of Edgar Allan Poe. Classic stories of the macabre will take on a whole new meaning when you experience them accompanied by David Plunkert’s mystical, and sometimes haunting interpretations. With this edition of the Classics Reimagined series, you’ll find these densely written classics boring… nevermore.

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#10 Classics Reimagined, Frankenstein

Classics Reimagined, FrankensteinGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Celebrating the bicentennial anniversary of Mary Shelley’s original 1818 version, Rockport Publisher’s Classics Reimagined series presents this beautiful deluxe edition. The 256-page hardcover book features an 8 page vellum insert detailing the doctor’s designs, and a stunning, full-bleed gatefold image of the monster. Finished with printed endpapers, this masterpiece volume is perfect for book lovers and art lovers alike.

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#11 Classics Reimagined, The Time Machine

Classics Reimagined, The Time MachineGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Retold with stunning modern illustration by the studio team Ale + Ale, The Time Machine is a masterpiece of invention and storytelling from the father of science fiction, H. G. Wells.

In this unabridged classic, the time-traveling protagonist is propelled by his machine to the distant year of 802,701 AD. To his horror, he finds only a decaying Earth that is being gradually swallowed by the Sun, and where two strange species-the delicate Eloi and the fierce, subterranean Morlocks-inhabit an eerie dystopia. The Time Machine is a must-read for any science-fiction fan.

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#12 Classics Reimagined, Pride and Prejudice

Classics Reimagined, Pride and PrejudiceGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Experience this amazing re-imagining of Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s classic story of love and misunderstanding. This modern edition features illustrations for a new range of readers. Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice has stood the test of time as one of her best novels. Biting commentary, romance, and misunderstanding are abound in this classic story, which now features Alice Pattullo’s colorful illustrations.

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#13 Classics Reimagined, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Classics Reimagined, Alice's Adventures in WonderlandGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Enjoy Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as you’ve never seen it before! Andrea D’Aquino’s modern, illustrative interpretation of this classic tale follows Alice on her fanciful journey down the rabbit hole where she meets friends like the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, and the Caterpillar! The lush, multi-faceted images breathe new life into this classic novel, making it a collectible for book and art lovers everywhere.

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Contributors to this article
Rebekah Gillian from RebekahGillian

Nathan E. Richardson from LearningtoSpeakGuitar

Adina Mahalli from EnlightenedReality

Joann Elliott from College Counseling Tutoring, LLC

Allyson Fields from Viva Editions

Lydia Rasmussen from Quarto Publishing Group

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