12 Irresistible Book Series for Teenagers to Read
We share what books and resources you can tap on to encourage your child to read…
1. The Chronicles of Narnia
By C.S. Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of fantasy novels. Except in The Horse and His Boy, the protagonists are all children from the real world who are magically transported to Narnia, where they are sometimes called upon by the lion Aslan to protect Narnia from evil.
2. The Spiderwick Chronicles
By Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
The Spiderwick Chronicles is a series of children’s books that chronicle the adventures of the Grace children, twins Simon and Jared and their older sister Mallory, after they move into the Spiderwick Estate and discover a world of fairies that they never knew existed.
3. The Percy Jackson and the Olympian books
By Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson & the Olympians, often shortened to Percy Jackson or PJO, is a pentalogy of fantasy adventure novels that tells the story of twelve-year-old Percy Jackson who discovers that he is a demigod and goes on the most dangerous quest of his life. With the help of a satyr and a daughter of Athena, Percy must journey across the United States to catch a thief who has stolen the original weapon of mass destruction — Zeus’ master bolt.
By Christopher Paolini
The book tells the story of a farm boy named Eragon, who finds a mysterious stone in the mountains. Not knowing the stone’s origin or worth, he attempts to use it as payment to a butcher. A dragon he later names Saphira hatches from the stone, which was really an egg.
4. Harry Potter
By J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter is a series of novels about a young boy named Harry Potter and his adventures as he attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learns how to perform magic and comes face to face with his archenemy, Lord Voldemort.
5. The Hunger Games and Gregor the Overlander
By Suzanne Collins
The hunger games is a novel that unfolds in Panem, an apocalyptic world. The story is centered on a 16-year-old girl, Katniss Everdeen and her struggle for survival in dystopia. Until one day she was selected to represent her district to participate in the games. Will she survive?
6. The Divergent Series
By Veronica Roth
Divergent is set in the future, in a dystopian version of Chicago that has been divided into five factions: Abnegation, Candor, Amity, Dauntless, and Erudite. The protagonist and narrator is a sixteen-year-old girl from Abnegation named Beatrice Prior.
7. A Game of Thrones
By George R.R. Martin
The principal story chronicles the power struggle for the Iron Throne among the great Houses of Westeros following the death of King Robert in A Game of Thrones. Robert’s heir apparent, the 13-year-old Joffrey, is immediately proclaimed king through the machinations of his mother, Queen Cersei Lannister.
8. Dune Series
By Frank Herbert
Dune is based on a complex imagined society set roughly 20,000 years in the future, amidst a feudal interstellar society in which various noble houses control planetary fiefs. The setting is the year 10,191, and human beings have spread out and colonized planets throughout the universe. Dune tells the story of young Paul Atreides, whose family accepts the stewardship of the planet Arrakis.
9. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Series
By Stieg Larsson,
Mikael Blomkvist is an intrepid investigative reporter in Stockholm, Sweden, who has been convicted of libel against Hans-Erik Wennerstrom, a powerful business mogul. Following his trial, Blomkvist is determined to clear his name. As he investigates the disappearance of a wealthy patriarch’s niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander.
10. The Twilight Series
By Stephenie Meyer
This is a series of four vampire-themed fantasy romance that tracks seventeen-year-old Isabella “Bella” Swan who moves from Phoenix, Arizona, to Forks, Washington, and finds her life in danger when she falls in love with a vampire, Edward Cullen. The novel is followed by New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.
11. The Mortal Instruments
By Cassandra Clare
Follow Clary Fray (who interacts with a group of Nephilim known as Shadowhunters) while also discovering her own heritage. The Shadowhunters protect the world of mundane people, who are also called mundanes or “mundies”, from dark forces beyond their world.
12.The Maze Runner
By Jame Dashner
What other book series do you read? And which of the above series did you enjoy most? Connect with Us on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram for more parenting ideas, career guidance and behind-the-scenes peeks.