Great Reading Lists for Teenagers

One of the best ways you can prepare your teenager for college is to encourage them to read.  As a practical matter, a teenager who reads is not only likely to achieve better grades in high school, but also earn higher scores on the SAT or ACT.

I understand how hard it can be to get many teenagers to read. One of my children is a reader and the other is not. What should help is giving teenagers lots of choices by compiling a summer reading list. One of my favorite places to get ideas for books for children of any age and any reading level is the California Reading List.

The California Department of Education has compiled great reading lists for students of different reading levels from kindergarten to 12th grade.

For teenagers, the site contains 13 reading lists. Here are just a few of the titles from the state’s recommended teen reading lists:

If you’re interested in learning more about how to find wonderful colleges at affordable prices, I’d suggest you read my book, The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price. Lynn O’Shaughnessy

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One Response to “Great Reading Lists for Teenagers”

  1. Aussie T Says:

    A recently published adventure/suspense novel aimed at the 13+ year olds worth considering for the summer reading list is Dangerous Days by J. William Turner

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