ehpm984 months ago
Hi, I'm a high school student from Fort Myers, FL. I really enjoyed your article and I completely agree; I love to read, but I am one of the very few in my grade. Recently, we read The Great Gatsby in my English class. So, my original thought was to nominate that book because of the cautionary warning and morals it released. However, I recalled that when I first read the book at age 13, I gave up on the book after chapter 3. It was just too wordy, so I decided that the best book for a teenager would need to capture and maintain their attention while still holding a fantastic message. Following that realization, I ruled out any of Dickens's works and the majority of classic literature. So I was now caught between Slaughterhouse-Five, the Lord of the Rings, and Because of Winn Dixie. I ruled out Because of Winn Dixie after realizing that it was really a children's book. Finally, I decided on the Lord of the Rings trilogy because it possessed a sense of adventure, multiple messages, and a classic, archetypal hero. The book conveyed that everyone has the capability for greatness, but that we are also all destined for separate things. Even with its length, I believe that the sense of adventure so many teenagers enjoy will pull the book through.