20 must-reads for teens: Dystopia rules | Joanne

The Perks of Being a Wallflower was made into a 2012 coming-of-age movie.

Edutopia’s list of 20 “indispensable” books for high schoolers is “dominated by perennials” like George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, writes Stephen Merrill.

Only three books published in the last 20 years made the list, which was suggested by commenters:

Stephen Chbosky’s epistolary novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower (1999); Marjane Satrapi’s graphic memoir Persepolis, about growing up during the Iranian Revolution (2000–03); and…

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