“Tender is the Night” by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a novel that explores the disintegration of a marriage and the dark side of the American Dream in the 1920s.
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry is a historical fiction novel set during World War II, following a young Danish girl named Annemarie who helps her Jewish friend Ellen escape from the Nazis.
“Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” follows a young girl named Margaret as she navigates the challenges of adolescence, including puberty, friendship, and religion, while seeking guidance from God.
Paper Towns by John Green is a coming-of-age story about Quentin, who embarks on a journey to find his enigmatic neighbor Margo after she mysteriously disappears.
Song of Solomon is a novel by Toni Morrison that follows the journey of a young African American man named Milkman Dead as he searches for his identity and family history.
Villette is a novel by Charlotte Brontë that follows the story of Lucy Snowe, a young woman who becomes a teacher in the fictional city of Villette and navigates love, loss, and self-discovery.
A Clockwork Orange is a dystopian novel that follows the violent and disturbing journey of a young delinquent named Alex in a future society.
Native Son by Richard Wright is a powerful novel that explores the life of Bigger Thomas, a young African American man living in 1930s Chicago, and the consequences of his actions.
Roots by Alex Haley is a powerful novel that traces the author’s family history back to Africa, chronicling the journey of his ancestors through slavery and their struggle for freedom.
“Johnny Tremain follows the life of a young silversmith apprentice in Boston during the Revolutionary War, as he becomes involved in the fight for American independence.”