Why reading is good for teenagers

Reading is a significant skill that should be grew in children. Not only is it important for continued existence in the globe of schools and (later on) colleges, but in adult life also. The capacity to know about new topics and get useful information on everything from health disorders and customer safety to more educational study into discipline or the arts depends on the capacity to read. Futurologists used to forecast the end of the written word but, paradoxically, Internet has made reading increasingly a part of person’s daily lives. The paperless people are a legend. The computer’s capacity to perform and examine statistics denotes that continuous difference on information and other sorts of articles can be and are made. Internet, itself a vast new source of recreation and information, is based on the humble printed word. To efficiently use the web and evaluate the legitimacy and importance of what is available there; both critical thinking and reading skills are of major use. Some teens prefer to go outdoors with their friends instead of staying at home watching TV, they’re always looking for ways to discover new things.

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Reading is important at all ages, even the teenage years

We all learn to read at a very young age, and focus on it primarily in elementary education. However, reading is important at all ages. In fact, I would argue that it is most important in the teenage years.

Why is it so important for teenagers to read? Because reading is an essential skill in the workplace, at home, and in life in general. At the teenage level you are finally able to read larger volume texts, novels, articles, and any other form of written material you can think of. This allows you to really expand your vocabulary and exercise you mind.

Reading fiction stories allows teenagers to keep some of that vivid imagination they had when they were younger. Reading non-fiction helps them learn history or new skills It can even improve their life by reading articles or books focused on self help.

You might think that in the digital age we live in now that reading would not be as important, but that just isn’t so. Reading has just moved from paper to computers, tablets, smart phones, and other forms of digital media. Of course digital media also means more video and audio information, but there will still always be written digital media as well.

It is so easy as a teenager to get wrapped up in video games, television, YouTube, or the movies. It is more difficult to sit down with a great book. However, a great book has many more hours of entertainment value. Therefore, we should constantly be encouraging our teenagers to do more reading. Whether that is suggesting interesting fiction stories, getting them interested in learning more about historical figures, getting more information on career paths that interest them, or just keeping up with current events through online articles, doesn’t really matter. All that matters is that reading more will be very beneficial in the long run.

Good Books for Young Adults

light-booksReading is an important skill that everyone should have, and we should encourage young adults to develop and continue their love of reading. Reading is one of the best ways to learn new facts, ideas, and information. It can be a wonderful and safe way to spend an afternoon or evening, and reading books can help teach you valuable lessons about life, the world, and yourself.

Renowned psychologist Bruno Bettelheim claimed that reading fairy tales gives children a unique perspective and teaches them about good and evil. The same can be said about reading a well-written fantasy novel. Reading fantasy allows us to explore ideas such as the complex relationship between good and evil, psychological character development, and standing up to one’s anxieties and fears. Another reason we should encourage young adults to pick up and read fantasy books is the wonderful, imaginative world it can provide for them. Because the style of writing is often wonderfully detailed and larger than life, it allows the reader to develop and hone their sense of imagination. Recommended books to read for people interested in fantasy include series like Harry Potter, The Golden Compass, and The Chronicles of Narnia.

young-adultAnother great genre for young adult readers is the coming-of-age story. In a coming-of-age book it is generally easy for young adults to relate to the main characters because of the place and situation they are in their life. These books follow a character as they undergo the transformation from child to adult. Readers can identify aspects of themselves in these stories, watching as characters grow, develop and come to terms with the reality of an adult world. Books like The Giver, Lord of the Flies, and The Outsiders have become classic coming-of-age novels because they address the important issue of finding one’s place within society and community. Other recommended coming-of-age stories include books like The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Catcher in the Rye, because they involve discussion of characteristic teenage inner turmoil and coming to terms with who we really are on the inside. Reading a good book will help a young adult explore both personal and public issues and ideas.

Top 3 Recommended books for teens

Although each teen is different, has a different style and enjoys different topics, there are several good books for teens, no matter what their style, and no matter what fashion and trends they are into. With all the movies and tv shows which aren’t in touch with reality, here are a few great books which can both teach and amuse your teen, and given them something to do over the summer other than play video games and stay on the computer all day long. These books range from fiction, non-fiction, novels, and history, which offers a wide range to choose from, and get them well versed in several topics of study.

  1. 1776

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First, 1776, by David McCullough (history). The book outlines the indivdiuals who marched with President George Washington the year the Declaration was written, and the entire future of America was depending on that moment. It offers a great read, interesting subject area, is easy to follow, and doesn’t delve too much into history and tradition, but rather, tells the story of the date.

2. 1984

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Another great read is 1984 by George Orwell (science fiction). After the great success Animal Farm, this class tells the story of what life will be like in the future. It is based on past world events, and how events during the time the book was written (1949), and future events to follow, shaped his fear about the way the world will turn out in the future. It delves into both futuristic events as well present history, and is a novel based on Orwell’s personal belief.

3. The Alchemist

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The Alchemist (religion & spirituality), is a simple read, and basically breaks down the steps in the journey which mankind takes in their lives, in order to live a rich and meaningful life. The main character, Santiago, dreams about finding treasure in the Egyptian temples, and shows how people learn to trust their heart and minds, while taking such a journey, and how human beings can attain any goal if they just allow their spirituality lead them.

There are several good books for teens, these are just a few which touch on three different areas of literature.

Trendy Books To Read This Year

Books are wondrous things. They can take the reader on a space adventure or deep under the sea. A heart pounding adventure with a twist is just as excellent as a sweet romance. For book lovers every where, books are the key to traveling through time, space, or to exotic places. With so many out there, it’s hard to choose just one. Below is a list of the most popular books this year.

1) The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

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With the movie Mockingjay (part 1) about to hit theaters this fall, these books are great for anyone who wants to read the ending instead of seeing it. Of course, as book fans, reading is preferable to watching a movie.

2) Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
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Laurel has to write letters to a dead person for a school assignment. She never turns them in, but soon the truth about what happened to herself, gets written down and she slowly begins to understand and accept what happened to May. And only after Laurel starts to see her sister as the person she was before her death, can she begin to discover her own path and who she is.

3) The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin
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This is a non-fiction work and was a finalist in the 2015 non-fiction awards. Based during World War II, the book explains the fight African American Sailors endured to improve their working conditions on ships.

4) X by Sue Grafton
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One of the top books on the NY Times Best Seller list, this book weaves a dangerous trail for Detective Kinsey that follows a sociopath killer who never leaves evidence behind. And Kinsey may end up dying in this one.

5) House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
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An up-and- coming book, this story will make even your socks run screaming. It follow a family who buys a house but the house has one major issue. It’s bigger inside than it’s structure would seem. Voices of lost children, a creepy growl and dark creatures find their way in this horrifically enchanting tale.

One book that is trending and deserves mentioning but not on this list is E.L. James’ Grey. Seems She doesn’t even need mentioned to make any sort of list.

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