Try some of these!

A mixture of classic and modern stories I recommend for teens and young adults.
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The imaginations of young people contain a thousand new solutions to ancient problems. If you want to change this world for yourself and others then feed your imagination with good books – difficult books, challenging books, books that demand your concentration. Read. Read. Read. Stuff your greedy imagination until it is exploding with new ways of thinking and seeing, then create a life and a career for yourself based on making your best ideas a reality.

Daughters of the House

Michèle Roberts

The Dressmaker

Beryl Bainbridge

Down and Out in Paris and London

George Orwell

Where Angels Fear to Tread


Thérèse Raquin

Emile Zola

The Boy and the Sea

Kirsty Gunn

King Solomon’s Carpet

Barbara Vine

The Ninth Life of Louis Drax

Liz Jensen

The Bullet Trick

Louise Welsh

Keep the Aspidistra Flying

George Orwell

Eve Green

Susan Fletcher

O Caledonia

Elspeth Barker

War Crimes for the Home

Liz Jensen

The Girl with Glass Feet

Ali Shaw

What I saw and How I Lied

Judy Blundell

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