Top 3 Young Adult Book Series That Make Perfect Summer Reads
Novels that fall into the young adult genre aren't just for young adults these days. Many adults take great pleasure in reading books that are directed at teens - after all, look at the huge popularity and success of series like Harry Potter and The Twilight Saga, which are considered young adult novels, but which are just as popular with older generations as they are with teens.
If you're looking for some great summer reads in the young adult genre, check out my list of the top three.
The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
The Harry Potter books - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - are popular worldwide for a reason. JK Rowling's writing style is easy to follow and engaging, and these stories are packed with adventure, danger, mystery, magic, and romance. With prevalent themes of friendship, love, loyalty, good versus evil, and finding inner strength, these books are a must-read whether you're reading them to a young child, or you're a teen looking for something new, or you're an adult who loves fantasy and still believes in magic. They're not necessarily your typical light summer read, but if you're the type of person who enjoys something a little meatier over the summer - something you can really sink your teeth into - this series will be perfect for you.
The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer
Vampire novels, movies and TV shows have really come into their own over the last few years. It used to be that if you wanted a vampire book, your choices were pretty limited, and Anne Rice was the reigning queen of vampire fiction for a long time. Now, there are dozens of books and authors to choose from, but one of the most popular is The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer - Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. These books are packed with romance, action, sexy vampires and werewolves, all within a believable high school setting. Fantasy, legend, myth, and the real world all come together to create an excellent series of engrossing novels.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series - Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Second Summer of Sisterhood, Girls in Pants, and Forever in Blue - is like chick lit for teens. If you've ever had close girl friends, these books will really resonate. They're full of not only the bonds and trials of friendship, but love, heartache, self-discovery, the pain of loss and disappointment, and a myriad of valuable life lessons. Each girl gets to tell her own story, but at the heart of it is their story - the story of four best friends who love each other more than anything and would do anything for each other.
Have you read any of these series? What are your perfect summer reads for this summer season? All comments are welcome and appreciated, and you don't have to be a member of HubPages to leave a comment!