This Top 5 Wednesday brings you the books I loved as a teen, but realize today are not the best writing. These are the books every, or almost every, teen girl carries in her backpack or reads with the flashlight on. But all good things must come to an end, and these ones definitely did. Let’s get started!
1. The Clique Series by Lisi Harrison
I was obsessed with these books when they came out. I thought all the characters were so popular and cool and I wanted to be just like them with Massie’s all purple room and delicate charm bracelet. This series seemed to go on forever.
2. Pretty Little Liars Series by Sara Shepard
I read this books before the TV show and I was just as obsessed. It was one of the darker books I read as a tween, and again, I thought the characters were so cool and wanted to be just like Aria. (Now, I’m more of a Spencer.)
3. House of Night Series by Kristin and PC Cast
I think I read these books when I was much too young to understand all the sex that was going on. I really like this series because I read it a little bit after I read Twilight and they continued the vampire obsession that was so key during those days.
4. So Little Time Series by various authors
That’s right. Not only did I watch every Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen movie and TV show available, I also read the books. These two were every pre-teens favorite pair — we either wanted to be them of have them as older sisters.
5. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
I devoured these books when I was in elementary school. Extremely different from the previously mentioned books but still stories I loved and couldn’t read fast enough.
What were your favorite books as a pre-teen, tween or teen? Let me know in the comments below.