High school is a near-universal experience to which we can all relate. The result is that hundreds of books have been written about high school…but these are the 50 most essential, the ones who really get it right and have something to say. Add to Bag. Their romance blossoms over the pop culture they love, specifically comic books and mix tapes. Greg wants only to stay completely neutral in high school, and avoid anyone getting mad at him; he just wants to make films with his best friend, Earl. Those clubs where kids are free to find their tribe, or tribes, and bounce around with little to no consequence or commitment?
A true horror story: The abuse of teenage boys in a detention centre
Books can take you anywhere. They have the extraordinary ability to take us to different worlds through the eyes and thoughts of a main character or narrator. Their experiences so feel real as we read on to see what happens next. Some leave you thinking about what just happened, inspire you in your own life in different ways and help you deal with heavy topics. Others can teach you about the world around you, but books can also just be a fun way to pass the time.
Skip to Content. Looking for a little romance? Some of these top-rated titles are edgier than others, making them ripe for discussion about issues of obsession, jealousy, betrayal, sexual identity, and consent.