Top 10 Tuesday – Contemporary Books I Wish Were Taught in School

Posted September 3, 2013 by Andi in Top 10 Tuesday / 0 Comments


Top 10 Books I Wish Were Taught in School

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1) Want to Go Private? by Sarah Darer Littman – The importance of internet safety
2) Thousand Words by Jennifer Brown – The consequence of sexting.
3) Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – Everyone needs a fun summer reading book about growing up and leaving home.
4) Divergent by Veronica Roth – A society governed by different rules and how easily things can change.
5) What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton – Date rape and trying to take control of something in your life after it happens even if it isn’t the best thing to do.

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6) Hate List by Jennifer Brown – A school shooting and what happens when you are the one left to deal with the aftermath.
7) Shine by Lauren Myracle – The seriousness of hate crimes.
8) The Program by Suzanne Young – Teenage suicide.
9) Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – The scarieness of college and the unknown especially when your best friend is pulling away.
10) Something Like Normal by Trish Doller – PTSD awareness.

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0 responses to “Top 10 Tuesday – Contemporary Books I Wish Were Taught in School

  1. Lots of good books on your list this week. Some of them I think would be great to have taught in schools and they might be as dreaded a book to read as some of the classics are. I love a good classic but being forced to read at 15…not always the best idea when times/language have changed so very much.

    My TTT is here.

  2. I just returned Thousand Words to the library today. Didn’t get to read it in time 🙁 I hope to get it again soon though! And I really want to read The Program. Hate List sounds scary (school shootings always are)!

    My TTT

  3. There are so many books on this list that I want/need to read! You’ve definitely included a lot of books that touch on important topics: sexual assault, hate crimes, suicide, etc.

    Great list! Thanks for stopping by my TTT post earlier! Have a great day 🙂

    • I tried to hit as many important teen issues as I could. You should definitely read the one you want on this list. They were all fantastic.

      Thanks for the visit.

    • I know right?! It is all about the right book that will get you interested, not the same old boring options that people have been reading for years.

      Thanks for visiting.

  4. Yes yes yes to Want To Go Private.
    I want to read Thousand Words, but so many books and so little time. D: I have to read Hat List too!
    Great list & thanks for stopping by my TTT! (:

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