5 Books Perfect for the Modern Day Kid/Teens (those who don’t prefer reading)

Do you ever feel like your child or teenager isn’t getting enough reading in due to all the social media and television that this modern world has going on now days? Well, if this is the case, this is the article for you. Today I am going to be discussing my top 5 favorite books for kids and teens alike who have a short attention span, and would rather be watching TV or Youtube than reading books. Keep reading to find out more about these 5 books perfect for modern day kids and teens.

1. The School for Good and Evil: Soman Chainani

This book is perfect for any middle school girl (or even boy) who is a fan of deep fantasy and magical elements in books. I read this book a couple of months ago and I really enjoyed it. It is very good for kids who don’t necessarily love to read because it is very fast-moving and jumps right into the plot. It is also a part of a series, so if the reader enjoys the first book they can continue with this series that they enjoy. Attached are some links for you if you would like to purchase this book:


Although this book is considered a book for ‘older kids’, it has age-appropriate content that parents won’t have to worry about their kids reading about something they shouldn’t learn about.




2. The Iron King: Julie Kagawa

I read The Iron King about a year ago and I remember really enjoying it. It is another great fantasy that is short enough for kids to not lose interest. It is a fun and magical adventure with fairies and pixies. I loved reading this and definitely recommend to any teen looking for a great mystical read. This book is also a part of a series, so if you or your child/teen liked the first books, you can keep going with the series! Here are a few websites that you can purchase this book from if you please:



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3. The Giver: Lois Lowry

The Giver is a short but interesting read for any teenager. It has brief references to subjects that aren’t meant for younger kids, so I would recommend this to any 12-16 year old who likes short, contemporary reads that are super simple but still mature. I like this book for the modern day teenager because it is very short but comprehendable, making it not too overwhelming for the reader. I definitely recommend this book to any teen who doesn’t want to read a long novel, but wants something short and fun to read.

4. The Raven Boys: Maggie Stiefvater

The raven boys is a book that is part of The Raven Cycle series. There are four books and they are all very action packed and fast paced, which is perfect for keeping the reader’s attention. These books are known to be super addicting and have cliffhangers at the ends, making readers want more! I recommend The Raven Boys to any 12-18 year old who enjoys a short but action packed book to read.

5. Book Scavenger Series: Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

The Book Scavenger series is a great mystery/fiction group of books that does a great job of grabbing the reader’s attention early on and keeping their attention throughout the whole entire book. I recommend this series to young kids and older kids alike. Even adults would enjoy this series. There are two books currently published, (as of April 2018) and another on the way. The series consists of two kids named Emily and James who solve mysteries, decipher codes and solve riddles that lead to knowledge of the city of San-Francisco, where they both live. The links attached are for the first book, Book Scavenger.

Well, that’s a wrap for today’s post. I hope you not only enjoyed this, but also found some book ideas for your child or teenager who have short attention spans, or are not generally into books. If you liked this article and would like to see more articles like it, subscribe to this blog for more book reviews and bookish content and let me know what post you would like to see next. If you enjoy my reviews and have similar book taste, check out my Goodreads account here for lots of reviews and opinions on books for all ages. I occasionally do giveaways and other fun posts where I give things away, so be sure to subscribe to my mailing list to never miss out on a opportunity to win free books and accessories. And also, if you would like to see a part two of this post, be sure to like and leave me a message. Anyways, have an amazing day, and happy reading!

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