Books that young people should read

Do you want to read, but don’t know what? How to choose a suitable genre from all the existing ones? We have prepared a small list of books for young people that should be read.

Joan Rowling – a series of books about Harry Potter

The story describes Harry Potter’s adventures at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where his best friends are wizards Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. His most interesting personal feature is the lightning bolt scar on his forehead, which appeared when the Dark Lord Voldemort tried to kill Harry as a child with the Avad Kedavre Death Charm. Voldemort also killed Harry’s parents and destroyed their house on October 31, 1981. Harry is famous throughout the wizarding world for being the only survivor of Avad Kedavre’s death curse, which caused the downfall of Lord Voldemort.

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Markus Zuzak – “The Book Thief”

The painful memories of his emigrant parents about such incompatible things as childhood, war and the Holocaust, the modern Australian writer Markus Zuzak used as the basis of the story about the little girl Liesel Meminger, who in the terrible years of the Second World War, having learned to read from the undertaker’s manual, understood the power of words and , having lost everything else, survived – only thanks to this village.

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Madeleine L’Engle – “A Crack in Time”

In the center of the plot is young Meg Murry, whose father disappeared without a trace during a scientific experiment. After a series of mysterious events, she goes in search of him together with a classmate and a younger cousin. They are waiting for travel in time and acquaintance with strange worlds.

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E.B. White – “Charlotte’s Web”

Written in 1952 by the American writer Alvin Brooks White, this fairy tale story has become one of the most beloved children’s books around the world because it is about true friendship, loyalty, inexhaustible imaginations and fun mischief. A little girl named Fern rescued and raised Wilber the piglet as her pet. On the farm where Wilber was later sent, he befriended many animals. But his most loyal friend – the beautiful and intelligent spider Charlotte – saved Wilber’s life for the second time.

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Roald Dahl – “Matilda”

Matilda is a brilliant child, but her relatives do not think so. For them, it is an extra hassle and a headache. Matilda decides to re-educate her limited and self-obsessed relatives, and at the same time the terrible school principal Mrs. Trunchbull… In 1988, “Matilda” was recognized as the best book for children.

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Kimberly Bradley – “For Freedom”

Suzanne David’s usual life was destroyed in 1940, when a bomb fell on the main square of her hometown of Cherbourg, killing her neighbor before her eyes. Until that moment, the war seemed like something far away, something that would never touch her life. Suzanne’s family was thrown out into the street by German soldiers who set up their barracks in their house. Suzanne clings to what she really loves – singing. She has a wonderful voice and is studying to become an opera singer. Over time, the girl learns more about what the Nazis do and about people who “disappear”. She is noticed by the organizer of the French resistance and Suzanne becomes a secret courier, a spy who fights for France and risks her life for freedom.

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John Green – “The Fault in Our Stars”

What interesting awaits sixteen-year-old Geisel Grace at the not-so-fun meetings of a support group for children with cancer? But it turns out that it is there that you can meet the love of your life – funny and inventive Augustus Waters, who, like a real genie, is able to fulfill the most cherished wish… John Green’s novel full of bitter joy about life, death and true love won the hearts of readers all over the world.

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Lucy Maud Montgomery – “Anne of Green Roofs”

The events of this wonderful book take place in distant Canada, on Prince Edward Island. On the Green Roofs farm live an elderly brother and sister, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. Once they decided to take a boy from the orphanage who could help them in the household. However, their surprise knew no bounds when it turned out that instead of a boy, a red-haired, thin girl, Anne Shirley, had arrived. And this unusual creature turned out to have a surprisingly whimsical character!

The books of the Canadian writer Lucy-Maude Montgomery (1874–1942) have enjoyed great success all over the world for more than a century. Millions of them are published every year in the USA, Canada, Australia, and European countries, and popular movies and theater productions have been made from them.

“Anne of Green Roofs” is the beginning of a cycle consisting of eight books.

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Louisa May Alcott – “Little Women”

A novel by the American writer Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), published in two parts. The novel describes the lives of four sisters of the March family – Margaret, Jo, Beth and Emmy. It is partly based on the author’s childhood memories: Alcott also had three sisters. The first part of the book gained wide popularity and became extremely successful commercially, which prompted the author to write a sequel, Good Wives, also very popular. Together, the two parts of the novel were first published in 1880. After Little Women, Olcott wrote sequels about the lives of the heroines of this book: Little Men (1871) and Joe Boys (1886). Plays, films, cartoons and an opera were created based on the novel “Little Women”.

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Susan Collins – “The Hunger Games”

In the ruins of the continent once known as North America, the brilliant Capitol united the twelve districts into the country of Panem. To keep subordinates in submission, the Capitol invented a cruel reality show – The Hunger Games, in which every year a boy and a girl from each district are forced to fight to the death. During the Harvest Festival, sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen and her friend Gale participate in the drawing of lots, which is the fate of all the children of Panem between the ages of twelve and eighteen. For several years in a row, they were lucky – the lot fell on others, but will fate be kind to them this Harvest as well? Worse: what if now the implacable hand of the Capitol separates Katniss and Gale forever?

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