Best Books for 13-Year-Olds

Books are considered to the best time pass and entertainment for kids from a very ancient age. Parents want their kids to read some books as it not only provides some knowledge but also gives some life lessons. Are you looking for a combined list of books to give to your kids? Following is the list of Best Books for 13-Year-Olds.

Best Books for 13-Year-Olds

The Crystal Ribbon

The Crystal Ribbon was written by Celeste Lim. This book is focused on a young poor girl. Her life is full of hardships. Because of the family poverty, they decide to sell the girl to a family where she is married to a boy and lives with her in-laws. Her in-laws treat her very badly as an unpaid servant.


Refugee was written by Alan Gratz. This book tells three different stories but in the end, the author managed to merge all these stories on the same page. The story was set in 1994 and depicts the hardship of the people of the time.


Mayday was written by Karen Harrington. This book is focused on a single mother and his young son named Wayne. Wayne has lost his ability to speak after experiencing a plane crash. He along with his mother survived the accident. Wayne`s life changed drastically after she discovered that his girlfriend is no longer interested in him and was living with him because of his medical conditions only.

Harbor Me

Harbor Me was written by Jacqueline Woodson. The story is based on 6 children’s life. They all are totally different in nature. All of them one day in their school was asked to talk about the problems they are facing/have faced in their lives.

Train I Ride

Train I Ride was written by Paul Mosier. This story is all about a 13-year-old girl named Rydr. She was on her journey from California to Chicago. She is forcefully being sent to an old uncle she has never met in her life. She has lost her grandfather very recently and her mother in the past. On her train journey, she learned a lot of lessons and made some good friends.

No Fixed Address

No Fixed Address was written by Susin Nielsen. The story is about a boy named Felix who lives in Canada along with his single mother. Felix has a very good knowledge of facts decided to participate in a quiz competition where the theme has given was serious in nature, but Felix somehow managed to add humor to that theme.

Shadow on the Mountain

Shadow on the Mountain was written by Margi Preus. This book is based on a real-life story of a boy from Norway. The boy struggles a lot in finding out who to trust in this world. The story has a lot of od suspense.

The Book of Dust

The Book of Dust was written by Phillip Pullman. This story is set in Oxford and focused on a boy named Malcolm. His life changed when baby Lyra comes to his neighborhood to live.

The House of Chicken Legs

The House of Chicken Legs was written by Sophie Anderson. This story is about a 13-year-old girl named Marinka who wants to take all her life decision on her own. She does not like the idea of someone else taking her life decision. She lives with her grandmother.

The Night Diary

The Night Diary was written by Veera Hiranandani. This book is all about Nisha and her two brothers. They were half Muslim-half Hindu. The story depicts all the problems they faced during the time of partition. 

There are a lot of good movies based on these books which are available on online platforms like Netflix. You can also enjoy these movies with your kids and spent some quality time together.

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