Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Books like 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower'

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Looking for similar reads to 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower'? Below you can find some great reading suggestions for young adults, which will help them to deal with the issues they encounter in everyday life.


It's Kind of a Funny Story

This novel has an Amazon rating of 4.5 stars and is suitable for young adults aged 18 years and upwards due to the fact that it discusses illicit drugs and sexual relations.

It focuses on mental health issues that a teen boy has to deal with.

It's Kind of a Funny Story
by Ned Vizzini

It's Kind of a Funny Story is about a young man Craig who struggles to cope with life's pressures and as a result he comtemplates suicide. However he takes himself to a psychiatric unit for help.

Drug usage is mentioned throughout.

Buy now.



Looking for Alaska
Amazon rating is 4.5 stars out of 5 after over 500 reviews.

Looking for Alaska
by John Green

Previously voted best book for young adults

Buy now.



The Outsiders

The Outsiders
by S. E. Hinton
Available in Kindle format, paperback and even audio.

Amazon rating is 4.6 stars

This 192 page novel is suitable for 8 year olds and upwards.

From what I have read it was also made into a film!

Buy now.



The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman Alexie
Available as hardcover or paperback. Also available in audio but it ridiculously expensive!

Amazon rating is 4.5 stars

This is suitable for 12 year olds and upwards and is currently the top selling Native American book right now on Amazon.

Buy now.



Speak

Speak
by Laurie Halse Anderson
Amazon rating is 4.6 stars after over 1400 reviews.

This is suitable for 12 years olds and upwards and is top 14 selling book in social issues for teens right now!

Buy now.



Paper Towns

Paper Towns
by John Green
Amazon rating is 4.4 stars

Available in Kindle, hardcover and paperback

Top 10 selling book in teen mysteries.

Buy here.



An Abundance of Katherines

An Abundance of Katherines
by John Green
Amazon rating is 4.3 stars.

Another top teen read by John Green.

Book is about a guy who always falls for girls called Katherine and it never works out for him!

Buy now.



The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green
Amazon rating is 4.7 stars after over 2500 reviews.

This is the top 30 selling book on Amazon right now and is suitable for teens aged 14 and upwards.

Respected author in teen fiction. He is the man behind Paper Towns.

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Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
by Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
Suitable for 14 years and up

Teen dare book

Amazon rating is 4.3

Buy here.