Teenage is a crucial phase of life, we all have been through this stage when the world around us is changing and our body and brain start debating resulting in having no clue of the hell is happening. We demand guidance but the fear of been judged by others stops us from asking for help. Then all of a sudden books enter into the chat. I wish someone could’ve recommended me these books when I was a teenager. Below is the list of 5 books that todays’ teenagers should read.
- The Rudest Book Ever: I know, I know, the title of the book is kind of weird but it is what it is!!! This book is written by Shwetabh Gangwar and trust me this book really justifies its title. The language of this is very straightforward and does not contain any sympathized tone. Shwetabh Gangwar has written this book in the way that when you read this book it feels like he is talking to you. The book covers the arc of self-actualization and problem-solving. Shwetabh Gangwar is the author as well as a professional problem-solver and he also has a YouTube channel named “Shwetabh-Gangwar”. This book was released on the 9th of December 2019. It was a huge hit for Shwetabh as this book was the best seller in 2019.
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck: Another weird title book, but this book is all about what the title of the book says, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck is written by Mark Manson, released on the 13th of September in 2016. This book puts the light on the problem of caring too much about everything and everyone. It’s another straight forward which tells you that what you have believing is not correct. Mark tells readers to accept their reality and live with it, just to make it better. He follows a simple philosophy, if we have to solve the problem, 1st we have to accept it. This book denies the old philosophy of “Be Positive” and supports the quote of “Be Real”.
- The Hate U Give: Inspired by Black-Lives Matter Movement, this book can shake you from your core. It is a story of a teenage girl who is hanging between two worlds in a poor neighborhood where she lives and a fancy suburban prep school she attends. She kind of hates her life but also doesn’t to leave it. While she was balancing her life, she saw his friend got murdered by a policeman and she is the only suspect of the incident. Written by Angie Thomas, this book was her debut novel acclaimed as a best seller by New York Times. This book was released on the 28th of February in 2017. This novel takes you on a ride of breath-taking scenarios in which you have to make a decision about your life, If the decision gone wrong the cost of that is your life.
- The Fault in Our Stars: Despite Romeo and Juliette with novel gives another two idol lovers Augustus and Hazel. The story of the novel is about two cancer patients Augustus and Hazel who fall in love with each other while taking the therapy sessions. The book covers the arc of romantic drama and has a perfect balance of romance-sadness-drama and philosophy of life. Yes, the main essence of this book is the philosophy of life. If I ask you what life is all about and what is real love looks like? You might not be able to answer but this book can. This novel is written by John Green and published on the 10th of January in 2012.
5. The Body Says No: One of the best self-care books ever written. The author “Gabor Mate” has written every single feeling of an individual in the time of depression and hyper stress. This book covers the arc of self-care and remedies and individual requires in the dark times. I’m recommending this book to all the teenagers out there because these days depression is not limited to working individuals or grown-up ones. Nowadays depression has evolved like a pokemon, the new version of pokemon is named teenage depression. It’s very common that if one of known might have this. This book was published in 2003.