Have you ever wondered what goes on inside the mind of children? From fairy godmothers and talking unicorns, to superheroes and parallel worlds, in a child’s mind, there is no dearth of possibilities, no limit to imagination.
This holds strong for 16-year-old Melita Tessy, author of the fantasy novel Battle of the Spheres. Melita was just nine when she started reading her first novel Diary of a Wimpy Kid and ever since, there was no looking back. Reading, for her, was a means of letting her imagination soar, taking her to new places and letting her see things she’d never see otherwise. “I was so fascinated by fantasy fiction. I couldn’t put those books down. Authors like Suzanne Collins and JK Rowling are my favourites,” says Melita.
By the time, she was 13, her father began encouraging her to try writing. Read more
Be it bizarrely imaginative, utopian, or even real-life stories, you are what you read. Here’s a round-up of ten authors that every teen must read
The books we read influence our thoughts, decisions and values.
Choosing the right book in your teens is an important step in the journey of exploring books as well as understanding life a little better.
There are classics, which have been influential in the early 1900s and will continue to do so for years to come.
On the other hand, there are books, which are on their way to making history.
“I always advise people never to give advice.”
– PG Wodehouse
If wit and humour are what you are looking for then nobody can beat PG Wodehouse. The feather-brained ‘Bertie Wooster’, the amazing valet ‘Jeeves’ and the verbally dexterous ‘Psmith’, have gained an iconic status in the literary world. Wodehouse captures the humorous side of life in his books. His notable works are Right Ho Jeeves, Thank you Jeeves, Laughing gas, and The code of the Woosters. Read more