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By Teens, For Teens – The Giver & Other YA Classics

Posted about 2 years ago by Jennifer Deuell

Welcome back to another installment of By Teens, For Teens, a blog post series where RPL VolunTEENs make book and movie recommendations for you! This week is for our readers of classic literature! Max K., age 15 has some book recommendations for you to read if you loved The Giver by Lois Lowry. Looking for something different? Want to tackle a bunch of YA classics? Max has also put together a list of classic books he thinks all teens should read. Check them out!

Read-Alikes List:

1984 by George Orwell

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Children of Men by PD James

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Book Rec List:

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

White Fang by Jack London

Call of the Wild by Jack London

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jennifer Deuell

Jenn Deuell is a Librarian with Richmond Public Library. She is a native of Fredericksburg, VA but has lived in Richmond for long enough that she now considers it home. She loves all things YA and can usually be found curled up at home with a good book (rainy day or not). Her other hobbies include traveling and spending time with family, including her husband, daughter Hannah, and two rescued pit bulls. For YA reading recommendations from Jenn, visit Bookologist.

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