There are so many amazing books out there for young adults, but it’s not just your teen or tween who won’t be able to put them down.
From coming-of-age tales to first romances, enduring friendships to fantasy worlds, here is a list of some of the must read page-turners that both you and your teen or tween can enjoy together.
The Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling
The magical adventures of Harry Potter and his wand-wielding friends at the Hogwarts School are a favourite among readers of all ages.
The Hunger Game series, by Suzanne Collins
In the ruins of a future North America, a young girl is picked to leave her impoverished district and travel to the decadent Capitol for a battle to the death in the savage Hunger Games. But for Katniss Everdeen, winning the Games only puts her deeper in danger as the strict social order of Panem begins to unravel.
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel explores racial tensions in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama through the eyes of six-year-old Scout Finch. As her lawyer father Atticus, defends a black man accused of rape, Scout and her friends learn the meaning of injustice and standing up for what is right.
The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green
Despite the tumour-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few more years, Hazel life is consumed by her battle with terminal cancer. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at the Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R Tolkien
This fantasy classic has a timeless quality that you and tween or teen can talk about for hours on end. Tolkien's iconic three-volume epic chronicles the War of the Ring, in which Frodo the hobbit and his companions set out to destroy the evil Ring of Power and restore peace to Middle-earth.
The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel — a young German girl whose book-stealing and storytelling talents help keep her family alive. This is a beautiful tale your tween or teen will fall in love with. 
The Perks of being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
In this charming coming-of-age novel, teenager Charlie struggles to cope with the complex world of high school. He deals with the confusions of sex and love, the temptations of drugs and the pain of losing a close friend and favourite aunt.
Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
The classic study of human nature tells of the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island. Ralph, Piggy, Simon and their fellow castaways attempt to develop their own society — and fail disastrously.