Dear reader, today we’re going back in time… Back to when I was a teen!
Back then I wasn’t really into books, as I’ve told you in a previous post. But that changed soon after reading the Harry Potter series (Yes, I read most of them all in one go! It was magical!). From then on I felt a bit braver and decided to read another book, and then another, and another, and so on… Until one day when I realised I had become a self-confessed book lover! The transformation was complete.
And you may be asking yourself, what books took me from a non-reader to a book addict? Well, here’s where today’s post comes in. Ladies and gentlemen, I present “My top 5 teen books”!
- Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
A retelling of the classic fairy tale “Cinderella”. I used to love Cinderella so much when I was younger! She was my favourite Disney princess (but now I’ve grown up and decided Belle is a much better role model). The film, by the same name, is brilliant! Anne Hathaway was the perfect choice for the role of Ella! Still one of my favourite girly films of all time!
- Two of a Kind by Judy Katschke
Ok, so if you consider yourself to be a 90s kid (like I do!) you have definitely heard of Mary Kate and Ashley’s Two of a Kind book series! Am I right, or am I right? They were easy to read and super fun! Perfect companions for young girls, back in the days…
- The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brashares
I wasn’t sure if I should include this in my top 5… not because it’s not great (it is!), but because I can’t remember if I actually read the book or if I just watched the film! I’m forgetful like that. But it’s such a brilliant story I thought it did indeed deserve a place in my “top 5 teen books” list. Imagine sharing a pair of jeans with your best friends AND having it fit every one of them! It’s what dreams are made of, people!
- The Babysitter’s Club by Ann M. Martin
Now this I have read! I know Ms Martin wrote a gazillion books in this series, and I haven’t read them all, but I used to love those characters so much! I read so many of their stories (and watched the film), that it felt like they were my real friends! In real life (before I had a life, that is). Great books!
- The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Now, if you have never heard of The Princess Diaries (first of all, what’s wrong with you?!), it’s one of the best-selling teen series of all times! Mia Thermopolis is just an ordinary (sometimes invisible) girl who one day discovers she is actually a princess! The fact she is a sarcastic, clumsy, “odd” girl makes her princess skills comically difficult for her master. Meg Cabot is a genius writer who can easily relate to young girls in a funny and inspiring way. 5 out of 5 stars for The Princess Diaries!