Attention, all high school students! You’re probably familiar with a little thing we (and probably the teachers and other adults around you) like to call “required reading.” These are the books you’re assigned to read by your teachers, the books your school has deemed “must-reads” as you continue with your educational journey. You might discuss them as a class or in smaller reading groups, write essays about them, annotate them for credit, or perform any other number of assignments related to these high school must-reads.
Here at Underlined, we’ve got a few other must-read books for you to add to your high school reading experience. And we think you’re going to love each and every one of them.
Told in both verse and prose, the stories on our must-read list have everything from a teen having an existential crisis to a teen on a crusade to save her father and brother from the clutches of America’s criminal justice system, from a wealthy family with a big secret to an alternate world in which America has a royal family at its helm . . . and more. We know, we know, you’re kind of busy with all your other must-reads—but the YA books on our must-read list are truly worth making the extra time in your schedule. You won’t be sorry you did!