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30 Great Books That Every Young Person Should Read

Culture February 13, 2019 By Hugo

Books are magical things, that are now competing with various other mediums of entertainment that require less of an attention span. From Netflix and Amazon Prime to HBO dramas and the latest Marvel blockbusters, books- at least for young people- appear to have been relegated to the bottom of the cultural shopping basket, but that doesn't mean you should entirely forget about them.

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While we are not telling you to go on a massive reading binge, you'll be surprised what you can get out of life by simply reading a couple of books a year. So what better way to reignite your love for words than by compiling a list of 30 timeless novels, self-help books and classic works of non-fiction geared towards young people. 

If you think we missed out any masterpieces, be sure to tell us in the comments below!

1. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time By Mark Haddon

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One of England's most beloved works of literature is a book you can read over and over again. A mystery novel about an autistic boy named Christopher John Francis Boone, it has sold over 1m copies in the UK alone.

Chronicling the trials and tribulations of Christopher's condition and his unrelenting search to determine the murder of Wellington, his neighbor's dog, we also go on a relatable journey with the character who faces the same problems most young people face- exams, dealing with family problems, and most of all, coming to terms with who we are.

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