Most Recommended Books for Secondary School Students

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Most Recommended Books for Secondary School Students

A huge number of books exist out there, ready and waiting for you to read them. Why should you read these books? Reading is essential to communication, especially in an era of emails and texting. High school is a near-universal experience to which we can all relate. It’s also a complicated, messy time in life in which one grows from the end of childhood to adulthood, so there’s a lot of feelings to unpack. 

  1. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai:
    Most of us know Malala Yousafzai as a young Pakistani woman who was shot in the head by Taliban forces. However, that doesn’t mean we truly know this young woman’s story. An activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala uses this memoir to tell her own tale. Along with being an inspiring story of survival, I Am Malala is a powerful book about the right to an education and the lengths a family will go to for a beloved child. 
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird:
    The story of a young Alabama girl, her sleepy Southern town, and the crisis of conscience that rocked it. This book explores the roots of human behavior to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred & humor. 
  3. The Secret History by Donna Tartt:
    A murder mystery and literary novel in one, The Secret History tells the story of a group of classics students at an elite college. In the first pages, the reader discovers that the students are going to murder a member of their group. Along with exploring the how’s and why’s behind the killing, the novel examines the dangers of choosing isolation and illusion over community and reality. 
  4. Lanka’s Princess by Kavita Kane:
    Surpanakha, meaning the woman as hard as nails were born as Meenakshi-the one with beautiful, fish-shaped eyes. Ravens infamous sister-ugly and untamed, brutal and brazen. This is how she is commonly perceived. One whose nose was sliced off by an angry Lakshman and the one who started a war, but was she really just perpetrator of war? Or was she a victim? Was she Lanka’s princess? Or was she the reason for its destruction? Surpanakha is often the most misunderstood character in the Ramayana.
  5. Dr. Ambedkar’s Life and Mission by Dhananjay Keer:
    This extraordinary biography looks at the life of the jurist, politician, and social reformer BR Ambedkar, who inspired the Modern Buddhist Movement and campaigned against social discrimination of Dalits.
  6. Life of Pi by Yann Martel:
    Life of Pi tells the story of a young Indian boy surviving a shipwreck. But he finds himself sharing the lifeboat with a huge Bengal tiger in the middle of the ocean. The story itself is exciting enough. Even if you can’t read all of them, picking a few would not be a bad place to start. 

 By reading a few of these books will help you to enhance your life and it teaches values to kids.

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