With huge successes like Twilight and The Hunger Games, teen fiction is hot these days. But amidst the vampires and existential catastrophes, there are some books that manage to stay relevant and survive the test of time.

 

The following ten books are recommended by celebrities, authors and professors as books that helped shape who they have become. (In no particular order):

 

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The Hobbit

by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Bridge to Terabithia

by Katherine Paterson

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The Catcher in the Rye

by J.D. Salinger

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The Handmaid’s Tale

by Margaret Atwood

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Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

by Brian Selznick

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To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee

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The Chronicles of Narnia

by C.S. Lewis

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1984

George Orwell

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll