Top10 Books For Young Adults (19-25)
1. The Giver (The Giver, #1) Writer: Lois Lowry In the world which Jonas lives, there are no choices, no pains, no wars, everything is perfect and in control. In the community, all are assigned a role. Jonas is provided training when she turns 12 by The Giver who holds memories of pleasure true pain in life. There is no turning back and Jonas has to receive the truth now.
2. Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter, No.1) Writer: J.K.Rowling Harry Potter is raised by an aunt who resents having to do it. Just like his parents, he too is a wizard. When Harry is called to attend a wizard school that is not so famous, he discovers that he has an illustrious birthright. A lovable giant who greets him lovingly, a colorful faculty and a unique curriculum at his unusual school and Harry Potter gets drawn to the mystical world which he did not know had existed.
3. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) Writer: Rick Riordan The story is about Percy Jackson a 12 year old expelled from school again for clashing with mythological monsters which only he is able to see. He is taken to Camp Half Blood and learns the truth that he has unique abilities and that he is half mortal and half demigod. His father makes him one of the most powerful demigods alive. The Oracles sends a cryptic prophecy and Percy is sent to a mission to the Underworld, his first quest of preventing a war amongst the Olympus demigods.
4. The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) Writer: Suzanne Collins The nation of Panem and its shining capital arelocated in North America’s ruins which is surrounded by 12 outlying districts. This capital is cruel and harsh and forces a girl and boy each between 12-18 years of age from the districts to take part in a fight to death in live television in the Hunger Games held annually. When Katniss Everdeen a 17 year old has to go for this, she considers it as a death sentence and becomes a contender. She will have to make a choice that weighs life against love and survival against humanity, if she wins.
5. To Kill A Mockingbird Writer: Harper Lee The story takes the audience to the root cause of human behavior, to experience, innocence, hatred, kindness, pathos, humor, love, cruelty and kindness. This story about a man from Alabama has universal appeal.
6. Holes (Holes, #1) Writer: Louis Sachar Generations of Yelnats have been under a curse that had begun with his great grandfather who was a dirty, no good, pig stealing person. Now Stanley Yelnats is also under a curse and is unjustly sent to a detention centre for boy. He has to dig holes five feet deep and wide all day to build his character. Actually the warden makes the boys dig holes as he is trying to look for something. Stanley digs out the truth in a humorous and inventive tale of punishment and crime.
7. The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1) Writer: Philip Pullman Lyra Belaqua is very happy running wild amongst the Jordan College scholars, Pantalaimon her daemon by her side. Lord Asriel her uncle whom she fears draws her towards a struggle born of stolen kids, Gobblers, armored bears and witch clans. It is more than a mortal battle for her as she is left alone in the far North to lose or win.
8. City Of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) Writer: Cassandra Clare Clary Frau a 15 year old heads to the Pandemonium Club in New York city where she hardly expects to witness a murder being committed by 3 teenagers brandishing bizarre weapons and strange looking tattoos. Then she finds that the body disappears into thin air and since the murderers cannot be seen, it is difficult to call the police. These were the warriors who rode the earth of demons and are called the Shadowhunters. She has an encounter with a Shadowhunter, Jace who acts like a jerk and appears like an angel. She is pulled into the world of Jace with vengeance within 24 hours. The demon attacks her while her mother disappears. The story is utterly gripping, exotic, exhilarating and gritty.
9. A Wrinkle In Time (Time, #1) Writer: Madeleine L’Engle A disturbing stranger upsets Meg Murry, her mother and Charles Wallace when they get down to the kitchen for a snack at or a stormy and dark midnight. The stranger talks about tesseractor or in other words, a wrinkle in time. This is a story of adventures in time and space by the characters who are looking for a scientist, the father of Meg, who had disappeared while he was involved in secret work on the tesseract issue for the government.
10. Ella Enchanted Writer: Gail Carson Levine Ella is a girl having a gift that is most unusual. Critics and readers feel charmed with her story. It is like an original Cinderella story complete with ogres, wicked stepsisters, princes and an ending like a fairy tale which is a well fitting one for a princess.