Adulthood has a lot to offer, but let’s face the fact—we may not know all of it. At the gates of adulthood, you don’t want to be caught drooling and anxious about adult facts. There are several dos and don’ts that you need to understand when you are crossing the 17th year of your life. Here are some books that you can read to gain important knowledge and skills.
#1 Book: To Kill a Mocking Bird (Harper Lee)
This award winning book is a perfect book that will never stop inspiring good people. To Kill a Mocking Bird is a book that most people will want to read at some point of time in their lives. The story is about Atticus Finch, who is a widower and has two kids—Scout Finch and Jem Finch. Set in a fictitious town of Maycomb, Alabama; this novel brings back memories of kids who get nostalgic of the past circumstances. This book is easily available on online book stores at affordable rates.
#2 Book: Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
This book is about the enigmatic life of Pip, an English orphan who is raised by his sister and brother-in-law. This book takes us back in time where England was becoming a super power and the machines in the factories were augmenting productivity. In such a wealthy ambiance, this story portrays the awful conditions in which the worker class lived during that time. The story revolves around Pip who rises to wealth, ignores his true friends and is finally humbled by his very own arrogance.
This novel is all about a rebellious life of Holden Caulfield, whose life took a different turn when he was expelled from Pencey Prep, a private school. In this novel, the author J.D. Salinger novel touches upon various facets of life that are not only enigmatic but highly challenging. There are several scenes that will enthrall your senses. Some of the notable ones are: the interaction with teachers, dash with the prostitutes, encounters with nuns and meeting with an old friend. The Catcher in the Rye is a classic novel that illustrates a teen’s realistic struggle against death and the growing up escapades.
#4 Book: The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter is a romantic work of fiction in a historical setting. The author of this novel, Nathaniel Hawthorne is a writer who puts his heart and soul in his writing. This piece of art exhibits the meticulous use of symbolism and allegory to portray the affair and resulting guilt between a Puritan woman and a minister. This novel has a secret love affair, a steamy love story, a husband in disguise, and an illegitimate child. These will keep you glued to the book till the end. The main characters in this romantic novel are Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, Roger Chillingworth, and Perl.
All these aforementioned books are available on online stores. You may have to place an order and wait for a few days till the book is delivered to your doorstep. If you have a teenager who needs to get a perfect birthday gift, then you can give any of the aforementioned books. He or she will surely love reading all of these books—even if they are in high school.