20 Books Every ‘Tween and Teen Should Read Before They Hit 16

Here are our picks for great books that ought to be essential reading for every kid under 16

If you’re trying to get your teens interested in reading, or simply need some new books for them to read, you’re in the right place! Some of these books have won prestigious awards, and several are classics that have been read and loved for many years. No matter what genre your ‘tween or teen prefers, there’s something on this list for everyone.


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