Thrills and Chills: 10 Exciting Books for 14-Year-Olds

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Being 14 is an age of exploration and expanding horizons. For young readers at this age, books that offer excitement, adventure, and a touch of mystery are the perfect companions. Here’s a list of thrilling reads to keep 14-year-olds engrossed and eager to turn the page.

1. “The Maze Runner” by James Dashner

Follow Thomas as he wakes up in a mysterious maze with no memory of how he got there. This series is a heart-pounding blend of action, suspense, and a fight for survival.

2. “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs

Join Jacob as he discovers a hidden home for children with peculiar abilities. This series is a journey through time, mystery, and the power of uniqueness.

3. “The Giver” by Lois Lowry

Step into a seemingly perfect world where Jonas is chosen to receive the memories of the past. This thought-provoking novel is an exploration of a utopian society, the importance of emotions, and the pursuit of knowledge.

4. “Legend” by Marie Lu

Enter a dystopian future where June, a prodigy, and Day, a criminal, cross paths in a world of intrigue and deception. This series is a thrilling tale of justice, rebellion, and power.

5. “The 5th Wave” by Rick Yancey

Join Cassie Sullivan as she navigates a world devastated by alien attacks. This series is a gripping blend of science fiction, survival, and the resilience of the human spirit.

6. “Artemis” by Andy Weir

Venture to the moon with Jazz Bashara, a small-time smuggler, as she becomes embroiled in a lunar conspiracy. This novel is a mix of science, humor, and lunar exploration.

7. “City of Ember” by Jeanne DuPrau

Explore an underground city where Lina and Doon embark on a quest to find a way out. This series is an adventure through a post-apocalyptic world filled with secrets and discoveries.

8. “Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library” by Chris Grabenstein

Join a group of kids as they solve puzzles to escape from a high-tech library designed by the eccentric Mr. Lemoncello. This novel is a celebration of teamwork, creativity, and the love of books.

9. “The False Prince” by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Follow Sage as he becomes embroiled in a dangerous plan to impersonate a prince. This series is a thrilling tale of deception, politics, and the quest for power.

10. “A Series of Unfortunate Events” by Lemony Snicket

– Embark on a darkly humorous journey with the Baudelaire siblings as they navigate a world of eccentric characters and unfortunate events. This series is a clever mix of mystery, wordplay, and clever narration.

These books offer a range of thrilling adventures and mysteries for 14-year-olds to enjoy. Whether it’s surviving in a dystopian world, solving puzzles, or uncovering secrets, there’s something here for every young reader looking for excitement. Happy reading, and may these stories keep your 14-year-old eager to explore the world of books!