Every book has inside a secret door. And when the reader finds that door, before him will open an amazing world of adventure. This same door reveals the author’s secret message, morality, and truth.
Fortunately, students of middle and high school like to read in addition to the school program. We asked them a question, and the guys gladly went to meet us.
At our request, TED-Ed members agreed to share their favorites of the literary world with us.
So what do the guys like to read behind the school walls? What gives them joy and where they take inspiration. We chose 10 books that impressed our friends most and which they would like to recommend to you:
- “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton
This story was written by a young writer in her school years. A high school student, Susan Eloise Hinton came up with, and most importantly, recorded a story about two teenage gangs between which hangs the conflict. This novel perfectly reveals to us the difficult life of adolescents who occupy different classes in society. The novel about friendship, brotherly love and growing up will not leave anyone indifferent in our time.
- “Tools of Titans” by Tim Ferriss
This book is based on the experience of more than two hundred people who have achieved a huge success in their lives. It is not about how to become a millionaire, this book is about how to understand and help yourself in situations where it seems that there is no way out.
- “The Wrath and the Dawn” by Renée Ahdieh
“Rereading this dilogy (the first book is “The Wrath and the Dawn”, the second one – “The Rose and the Dagger”) for the seventh time, I realized that I love it in seven times stronger than before”. This is said Irfhana Zakir Hussain, a student from California, USA. This story shows the protagonist as a strong personality and a warrior.
- “To Kill the Mockingbird” by Harper Lee
Despite the fact that this book is included in the curriculum of most schools, To Kill the Mockingbird point of view deserves special attention. The novel is famous for its warmth and humor, despite the discussion of such serious things as rape, racism. The novel takes 6th place in the top 200 best books on the BBC version.
- “The Labyrinth of Spirits” by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
If you speak Spanish, then Donatella Galeazzi (a student from Puebla, Mexico), highly recommends reading this novel in Spanish. “It will greatly help expand your vocabulary,” says the student.
Mysterious disappearances, riddles and unexpected final, this is what awaits you when reading.
- “I’ll Give You the Sun” by Jandy Nelson
If you are tired of the “ideal” characters in books, then this novel will be for your taste. This novel tells about the life of twins and the method by which the novel is written convinces the reader of the reality of what is happening.
- “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey
If you are looking for inspiration, then this popular science book is just for you. It became an assistant and a tool for a million people.
- “Looking for Alaska” by John Green
This novel should be read at least for the sake of morality. The novel got into the top “10 best books for teenagers”
- “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde
The elegant rivalry of the value of internal and external beauty is excellently conveyed in the “The Picture of Dorian Gray”. The battle that occurs with the main character of the book (the struggle of his inner and outer world) it is actual and in our time in our modern world.
- “The Call of the Wild” by Jack London
A number of works by Jack London are devoted to the way the “gold rush” changed the character of life in America. Many joined in this insane race for profit and wealth, many left their lives on the Klondike and on approaches to it. A similar way passed by animals as well. “Gold Rush” changed the fate of the hero of the story, a great good dog named Beck, who lived in satiety and contentment among the picturesque Californian nature.