2. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Roy’s tale set in Kerala, India, is one of the most phenomenal books for teens to read. It will draw in teenage readers with its depiction of a family and the strange and common things that happen to it. Young readers will be fascinated by the cultural implications of reading about a place so different from their home, and their will challenge themselves to stick with the book’s length and narrative density so they may finish getting the whole story.