The average high school girl may find that books are a great way to escape the pressure of school. This time is also a make or break when it comes to developing a passion and love for reading. These 7 classic books will spark their curiosity to explore wonderful characters from world’s unknown to them until now.
Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, Massachusetts, during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity.
2. The Diary of a Young Girl – by Anne Frank
The writings from the Dutch language diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.
3. Pride and Prejudice – by Jane Austen
The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, andmarriage in the society of the landed gentry of the British Regency.
4. Jane Eyre – by Charlotte Brontë
Jane Eyre follows the emotions and experiences of its title character, including her growth to adulthood, and her love for Mr. Rochester.
5. Wuthering Heights – by Emily Brontë
Contemporary reviews for the novel were deeply polarised; it was considered controversial because its depiction of mental and physical cruelty was unusually stark, and it challenged strict Victorian ideals of the day, including religious hypocrisy, morality, social classes and gender inequality.
6. The Book Thief – by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief is a novel that centers around the life of Liesel Meminger, a nine-year-old girl living in Germany during World War II. Liesel’s experiences are narrated by Death, who details both the beauty and destruction that of life in this era.
The story chronicles the adventures of a young girl named Dorothy Gale in the Land of Oz, after being swept away from her Kansas farm home in a cyclone.
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