Top Ten Best Books of All TimeA book is a medium in the form of many pages of writing bound by a cover. It can take the form of a novel, play, poem, collection, eBook, biography, or nonfiction.
People may think of the Bible as simply a Christian book but I say anyone who has seriously read and studied this book from beginning to end will see it is not just a book but a superpower. I don't care if you are a Muslim, Satanist or atheist or even a pagan there is something valuable and powerful you can take and learn from the Bible.
This book has taught me so much about mankind, God, human nature, law and order, prophecy and principles. The more you understand and learn the Bible the more alive it will be to you and be able to see things clearly. It is just an incredible book no matter how you look at it but based on personal experience I do believe it is inspired by YHWH. Showcasing YHWHs intervention in man's history and unraveling his plan of salvation.
This is not just an ordinary book. This is a sacred book that deserves to be respected by anyone; even to those who are non believer of God. This book contains historical events that is beyond scientific explanation. Even it contains some gruesome stories like killing or fighting, it tells us also the difference between right and wrong; and what would be the effect if we have done something to our fellow people in this world. If you read it everyday and putting it in your daily life like trusting God, you feel more calm and no worries to think. And you will also feel like you have purified your sin and letting go of your problems.
Mad respect if you actually have the attention span to read this incredibly boring, complicated, and messily written piece of literature. Is it terrible? No. It has had a more profound impact on society than any other book and will never be outdone. Why is it important? No idea. I don't know how or why someone decided to write this and then sell it, effectively distributing hundreds of fallacies across every continent. This is not a good book. It's got some good stories, but this IS NOT a good book in terms of how enjoyable it is too read. Unless you are very religious, reading this will be an immense chore for you. I wouldn't recommend it. Stick to atheism or something that can actually benefit your life like the 8 fold path.
When I was a kid, I don't like reading the bible. I only scan some pages just to look at the pictures and drawing. It seems so boring if I read it. But when I became a high school student, my teacher required us to read the bible and understand what it says there. So, as a student, I have no choice. I read it from the very beginning where God created the world in the book of genesis. As I keep on reading till I almost finish the book, I realize that my mind is no longer thinking of some immoralities or evil deeds. I feel like more calm and no worries. It became my hobby because my days are not complete without reading the bible.
I can't believe this isn't number 1. This book is absolutely amazing in just every way possible. Every single character, however minor, becomes someone of great importance and learns a very important life moral. Tolkien's world of Middle-Earth is the best fictional world ever created. I don't think the Bible should be over this masterpiece, since only a set percentage of the population actually believes in the Bible anyway. Any of Tolkien's works, though, can appeal to anyone. I first read this book when I was 12 years old and I still have maps of Middle-Earth and elvish family trees plastered over my walls. I think Tolkien's Lord of the Rings is so inspiring and magical it should be always be considered the best book ever. I might sound biased but if you read this book you would be biased towards it too.
Tolkien really was the master. These books have everything. Light, dark, touching, pounding suspense, pure epicness, magical/mystical realms, and bittersweet so strong it will to kill you to read. There is also only one romance chapter. All if his species and languages are so marvelously crafted. Every time you learn a new fact about little details in the books, you get so much more mind blown over how much of a genius this guy was. And the books themselves are almost worth the read just because of the language. Tolkien could craft English like no other. The descriptions and poems are gorgeous! No other books can beat this series.
This book is the literal definition of a masterpiece. Getting lost completely in the series is easy with the detail in which the story is told. It influenced the way I write as well as changed my way of thinking. Not to mention the films which are amazing and the countless video games I mean mmo's don't get much better than LOTRO. Now don't get me wrong books like Harry Potter are alright when I was younger they were my absolute favourite, but after reading the Lord Of The Rings my standards for literature has changed. I recommend reading this series as soon as you can "I'd say 12 years old" and do t forget the hobbit and things like the very new Fall of Gondolin. Please I hope you enjoy these books as much as I did.
When Dostoyevsky's "The Idiot" is 901 and the top runners are those awful harry potter/hunger games books...you have to play the game so Tolkien it is.
If you like this you people should read BATTLE ROYALE! I used to think this book was the best book ever. Then I read battle royale. Even though it was written 9 years before this, it is better. Battle royale has 42 teenage contestants with no prior training. The program is a complete surprise to them. They are also from the same high school class so instead of a bunch of random kids it's friend against childhood friend. It vividly describes each contestants death rather than just saying " the main character heard a cannon" and not giving you any details of who died and why. Also there are forbidden zones that are added over time and if you get caught in one the collar on your neck explodes. Plus the government doesn't care if there is a winner or not. If nobody dies within 24 hours then all the collars will detonate. Plus some of the players get really screwed up in the head.
Hunger games is just a toned down version of battle royale.
This book can't be compared to any other book it's so amazing, the other reviews are right. I couldn't put the book down it's a page turner I never wanted it to end. The second book was great! Don't get me wrong, but compared to the first, well it wasn't with me all of the time, I love the action Suzanne has even reached the readers of a younger age now and I should know since I was 10 when I read all three of the books. When people think fantasy, they don't think of the hunger games, but I do. I am only 11 and I have already read them each 12 times over their amazing. I may be only 11 but I have read thousands of books from the hobbit to witch and wizard but this one is the best!
It's a pretty good book but it definitely not as good as lord of the rings. Lord of the rings is just so original, it even has its own language and is much longer and complex then just kids killing eachother and people stopping them from having more kids killing eachother. It's not even the best in the hunger games series, I think catching fire is the best. I am not saying it's a bad book but lord of the rings is still so well known after a long time. This will probably only be known for a couple years, not decades. I also think that Harry Potter should be above this, I think that Harry Potter also has a better story because it has more to it and is in seven long books, which is a lot of story. The movie for the first one wasn't that good. But the second one was. Anyway, it's not the worst book to have in 2nd if twilight was in second I would be really really angry at this list. Twilight doesn't deserve to be in millionth place, it's just awful
It is kind of disappointing to find this on the #2 spot of "Best Books of All Time." Do not get me wrong, this is a fantastic book! But it does not deserve to be #2. It does not even deserve to be in the top 20! There are so many better books than this! Here are a few.
1: The Lord of the Rings Series.
2: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
3: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
4: Anything from Edgar Allan Poe
5: The Narnia Chronicles.
6: The Green Mile
8: Where the Red Fern Grows
9: Maniac Magee
10: Bud, Not Buddy.
12: The Percy Jackson Series
13: My Brother Sam is Dead
14: My Side of the Mountain
16: The Tale of Despereaux
18: Pet Semetary
19: The Outsiders
20: The Christmas Carol
I would rank Hunger Games somewhere in the 20s. Outstanding book, but it is completely overrated. Go read some classics, kids. You will find them MUCH more enjoyable.
I understand the comparison between Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, both of them are fantasy book where good and evil isn't limited the bad and the good guys, but even the good guys have it. They both using fantasy to make and engaging different world. Frudo and Harry both sacrificed so much for others.
Katniss on the other hand is selfish, if she ever thought on someone else, it was because it was related to her. Also, Katniss doesn't really grow over the books.
Always? Always and until the very end.
When I was a child, my mum used to say how I am and will be one day a delicate princess. Hermione Granger taught me to be a warrior instead.
When I was a child, I lost my grandma and my mum used to say that I shouldn't be sad for someone that is gone; that is, perhaps, now in a better place. Harry taught me that the people we lost are never really gone.
Ron. Ron taught me that what a friend is, how a friend is supposed to be.
And J.K. Rowling, the person who taught me that magic do exists even in the plainest of things. To her I owe my wonderful childhood. To her I owe my most favourite memories. And even now, I collage student, I still tear up and watch when Harry Potter is on the T.V.. Every time. And I still read all the book over and over again. And they still are my very best, even after all the other thousand I've read.
The Hunger Games is above this?! It made me feel nothing at all. Absolutely nothing. Katniss doesn't do anything but survive. She's selfish, and doesn't care for anyone but herself and Prim. Peeta and her were for her convenience. So that she could rise above the Capitol and not be killed. Gale and her were cheap plot tension. The second book. I swear, if I have to read another book like that again I will...never mind. Every tribute was her partner. And they all survived except one. At this point I was really, really disappointed with this book. And the third book. Katniss conks out halfway and gets the ending explained to her. EXPLAINED to her. (Calming breaths) Rant over.
Harry Potter is a whole other story. J.K Rowling literally made me feel so much when Dobby, Fred, Tonks, Lupin, Sirius, and even when Hedwig died. She writes in a way that can only be matched by Stephen King and J.R.R Tolkien. Every single character was developed. Harry was hot-headed but brave, he also felt ...more
Harry Potter is my personal favorite book series ever. I love The Hunger Games and The Hobbit, but I believe this book deserves a higher rank than both of those books. I grew up with Harry, Ron, and Hermione, and all the other characters in these seven books. The story is so rich and the characters are so relatable and human, it feels like you're really there, going on the adventure with them. I dreamed of going to Hogwarts and becoming a wizard, zapping my enemies with spells and jinxes, and I still do. I don't dream of being of going into a death game, and killing other children. I don't dream of becoming a hobbit and going on a journey through Middle-Earth. I dream of being with Harry Potter, and saving the wizarding world. It's not just nostalgia; I think every kid who wants to read about awesome characters, deep stories, and worlds you want to jump right into, should read this book.
Among Tolkien's books, almost every books were pretty difficult to read but this one. The Hobbit, can be thought that it's just a spin off of ' Lord of the rings', but this one is just great. Tolkein's book is not just a fantasy, but his works include some valuable lessons that we should achnowledge every time in our life times. I know Bible is a pretty great book, however, I think The Hobbit should be the top.
To everyone who is rating this please tell me that you actually have read the book and are not voting because you liked the movie. The hobbit took me (sadly) a little bit less than 7 months to read but then again I did loose the book fr about 3 months and I was in the 5th grade when I read it. But when I finished it I felt so accomplished and it was such an iconic book to read and I loved reading it so much that I bought myself another copy to read in the future.as a matter of fact I like the book so much more than the 3 movies. To anyone who has only seen the movies, please read the book today! It will make your life and opinion of the movies so much better.
I couldn't take the cliffhangers, which was my bedtime, because I wanted to know what was going to happen next so badly. but then there are cliffhangers. you end off a chapter with the book talking about what sam and frodo are hoping for, and then you start off the next chapter with the perspective of someone completely different. It was so annoying, but I got through it by waking up super early before school and reading it and super late past my terrible 13 year old curfew (12am three years ago). I loved the story's adventure so much that I went to some weird lotr convention. I loved this book so much.
Best book I've ever read. I will always read this book and I will always love it, and I'll fall in love with it after the 400th time I've read it. JRR Tolkien is the writer most writers need to look up to. Lord Of The Rings should at least be second, or tied with first, both are masterpieces. I treat Tolkien's works like they're holier than the Bible itself.
The absolute scariest book of all time. Not monster-scary but scary in the fact that it is real. Some governments around the world are pure Oceania and being George Orwell's nearly final novel, it feels more like a prophecy than anything.
Just finished it, and from what I know, this is not a light read. Its grim, thought-provoking, frightening, shocking and terrifying in the regards of politics and social science gone into maniacal control. And scariest of all, it actually feels... realistic enough, thanks to how the the setting of the novel is laid out and each component of said setting operates. That's what makes 1984 such an effective book. Each character displayed in the film signifies some area of importance that would be displayed later on and some of the buildup is masterfully crafted as it is tellingly horrifying.
Without a doubt, this is one of the best books of all time. In addition, its also the codifier of the Dystopian Genre in general and an incredibly important piece of writing, both for fiction literature and as an allegory for totalitarianism political corruption and the possible takeover of the human mind and spirit.
This site is just flooding with so many brain dead kids. Of course, some of the novels in modern times are (were) great, I don't argue on it. But seriously, The Lord of the rings better than books like this one, 1984, and books that can shocked the world like animal farm, on the origin of species, communist manifesto, the iliad and Odyssey by Homer, the Divine comedy, was and peace, Hamlet by Shakespeare (you know Shakespeare, right? ), Ulysses, and the list go on... And rank's title says BOOKS, not just novels. If you're not into literature, not vote on it, simple as that.
I honestly don't understand why books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid are above this amazing classic. 1984 has a much deeper meaning and substance to the book than most of the books above it. 1984 should definitely be considered greatly for the title of best book of all time, and much more so than books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid (please say that it being in 6th place for the best book ever is some awful joke).
Honestly and don't be mad I love all Harry Potter books (excluding the recent Cursed Child) and this one is no different. It is my second least favorite of the amazing series (Cursed Child is my new least favorite) because of the introductions. It seems to be the most boring of the series (it is still insanely exciting just compared to the others it Is a little more boring). I still love this book to death like all the others, it is just not as exciting or captivating as the others (Excluding Cursed Child)
The intro to the magical world of Harry Potter is so amazing, it shows how Harry discovers himself and learns he's not a random boy with glasses and a scar, he's gifted, talented, and brave. It is a great start to (in my opinion) the best series ever written.
The Harry Potter series is amazing, it has to be listed as one of the greatest series of books of all time. You have to ask yourself, how did J.K. Rowling come up with all this stuff? She has such an amazing imagination and is a great writer.
Excellent book, the whole series is wonderful. Our entire family loved these books. They are entertaining, but also full of symboish and anologies if you enjoy a deeper read. Great for kids and adults. If possible, read the books before you watch the movies.
These comments... That top comment especially had me cracking up. Should be on r/thathappened Great childrens book though definitely shouldn't be here with best of all time. It is hardly a book as pictures and drawings take up most of the "book" anyways.
When I was merely six, I was just a homeless child on the streets. My parents had died, I had to fend for myself, begging for spare change, living on the leftovers of Happy Meals I found in rubbish bins (though I was far from happy). I was unwanted, insignificant. But that all changed one day. A school group full of ten year old boys and girls were walking past me one day. Nothing really new, but one of them dropped a bright red book that caught my eye. Curious, I picked it up. The book was titled: "Diary of a Wimpy Kid". I began to read it, and my life was completely transformed. It taught me good morals and the joy of living and helping others much better than the bible ever will. I changed as a human after reading that book. I started helping other homeless people on the streets. I grew up as a leader of all of them, being kind to everyone. I became popular among even the non-homeless community, and earned loads of money, which I shared with my army of homeless. I saved up my ...more
I hate diary of a wimpy kid! Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not an adult who doesn't enjoy the bland humor of these books, I don't even count as a teenager! I adore books that actually have a plot and character development where I can imagine a movie in my head without (poorly drawn) pictures. I'd much rather read Harry Potter than this! These books hardly count as books at all! I don't really like the kinds of books with too many pictures and not enough words. The only books similar to these ones that I like are Dork Diaries. Now those are funny! Over all, Harry Potter remains my favorite book series. And this is coming out of a young child!
A timeless, satirical reflection of the struggles of an average teenager, Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney is the classic literary masterpiece everyone needs in their lifetimes. The story follows Greg Heffley and his family through his nonsensical misadventures as a developing adolescent through his battles of social acceptance, female troubles, puberty, and more. Whether it's through Greg's triumphs or his failures and insecurities, the reader is surely able to commend and sympathize with a growing lad representative of children everywhere. An absolute classic.
Great characters, interesting events, deep and insightful messages, realistic drama, and swings of emotion! I have known people, even ones that do not read much, that can admit that To Kill a Mockingbird is truly a great book. It's one of my all time favorites, and it's worth the read, I mean it. A few chapters in, and you'll fall in love with the enticing story, interesting characters, and absolutely gorgeous storytelling. This book is really something else.
Reading this book can literally change your life and make you see things and other people in a whole new light. While it's gratifying to see Mockingbird solidly in the top 20, it's still not as high as it should be. It shouldn't be struggling to stay in the top ten. While some of the books ahead of this are good books, I have to question whether people five hundred years from now will know about their characters. I do think people five hundred years from now will know who Atticus Finch is.
This book was voted the greatest novel of the 20th century by the National Library Association. The follow up, Go Set a Watchman, has just been released and I have read it. While it is nowhere near as good as To Kill a Mockingbird, it is still better than 95 percent of the books ranked ahead of this. If anyone seriously thinks there are 406 books better than this, let me say as kindly as I can that you wouldn't know a good book if it bit you in the ass.
Without a doubt, the most captivating, engaging, realistic, and heartfelt novel ever penned. Well- deserved Pulitzer Prize winning recipient! The symbolism and allusions in this novel, make it a Master class in literature along with the first-person narration of Jean Louise Finch better known as "Scout" who reflects on her life in Depression-era Alabama as a young girl and her adventures/misadventures with her older brother Jem "who was never the same after his arm was broken... but they spoke very little about it."
Further, she recalls her beloved father, her overbearing aunt, her closest playmate, an acerbic elderly lady whom the entire neighborhood fears, a revered and feared housekeeper, the most bullied boy in school, a slew of refined, genteel southern ladies tied to a dying past, and the mysterious "Boo" Radley: an enigma to all the children as he never speaks or sets foot from his house. What secrets, if any, does he harbor? Will they ever get "Boo" ' to come ...more
This is the saddest list I've ever read, the top ten should be (in no specific order): Ulysses, The Great Gatsby, The Sound and the Fury, The Grapes of Wrath, 1984, A Catcher in the Rye, Lolita, To Kill a Mockingbird, Catch-22, and Beloved. Yet the only people that vote on here are Tweens that have no knowledge of genius literature.
I love that it is based in the 1920's, it's my favorite time period in modern history. Plus the movie turned out really good. It has some good lessons that everyone should learn, and still has an intriguing story along with them. Something that a lot of books don't do in my opinion.
The moral of the story is incredible. It tells of characters who are consumed by themselves and have no care for others or sympathy due to their self proclaimed superiority
Definitely top 5 worthy. Way better than the Hunger Games and Diary of the Wimpy kid. This book does a brilliant topic and it is well written.
Catching Fire is my fave book ever, but ask yourselves; do you think HG, Hobbit, Harry Potter, even the Bible, are gonna be up there in 2014 when the film Divergent comes out (as is said to happen? ) Nope. Just wait, read the book Divergent and see when I am right.
Personally, this was better than The Hunger Games, in my opinion it was fresh yet still went along the same guidelines as The Hunger Games does. This is one of the few sequels that improve after the first book. 10/10.
I actually thought this book was better than The Hunger Games, or the one she wrote before this, this book and this movie are so well written and acted. This book is just amazing!
One of my favorite books and The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and The Mockingjay take up my top three favorite books of all time. I can't choose which one is better.
It got really repetitive for me especially with the overuse of the word "phony". It felt more like Salinger himself was going off on rants himself, and I don't mean that in a good way. He hasn't allowed for a movie adoption of the book because he didn't want to be a sell out to Hollywood. So in a way it made me feel as if the book was a little too biased in one way. At a point, I got tired of the whole "phony" garbage and ironically, the book itself felt very "phony." To me, it felt like it was trying too hard to push the idea of phoniness and at times it felt to me that he was finding the smallest flaws in society to rant about. The movie example comes to mind. I feel that society does have flaws and people do act phony in society, but at the same time, individualism does exist and always has existed. While people do act phony, I don't think it's necessarily bad that this happens. Sometimes it's tough to be yourself and I don't think it's fair to say society is inherently flawed ...more
Stop calling this a masterpiece. I hate this book. Every single character in it is a flat, one dimensional jerk. Holden is an ass and I want to punch him in the face. All he does is make stupid mistakes and be mean to people. He cares about himself and nothing else and his discussions are irrational and make no sense. It's not funny. It's boring. It's a plotless, themeless, pointless, meaningless, unsatisfying, trashy piece of crap. Diary of a wimpy kid is TEN TIMES better than this book, and diary of a wimpy kid is far from being a masterpiece.
I loved this book! It's definitely one of the best character developing books out there. At no more glance than reading off a few pages and not looking into the words, Holden seems like a jerk. But he's not. He's a kid in a terrible time in his life, and he's trying to make friends, but the world doesn't accept that. It's not some compelling "ohohoh sexy plot where John Travolta flies to the moon in the 1800s! 1! 2! " but it's certainly a good book.
This book was awful. The narrator was an idiot who kept making increasingly stupid decisions and never learned from them. The terminology was outdated. The plot was boring and unorganized. There were no likable characters. There was no lesson or theme of any kind. The only reason anyone likes it is for the sex and drugs, which is a bit foolish because nobody ever actually has sex.
Surprise endings happen, and this is the best one by far. It helps understand Hermione and Ron's frayed relationship, how they would be if Harry teamed up with one of them, and Harry's heartfelt desire to see his parents and to take revenge on the people who helped kill them.
It's a good book to start with, also The Hunger Games and The Gatsby can NOT be before this book. The plot, characters and everything about this book is spectacular! Honestly, this book deserves more love.. Harry, Ron and Hermione are also the most interesting and best book characters in the whole history! I like everything about this book and J.K. Rowling is an amazing author.
I love this book, Harry Potter finds out about a guy named Sirius Black who was misunderstood as a bad guy. When Harry, Ron, and Hermoine found him, they discovered that Sirius was really Harry's guardian who associated with his parents. And Peter Petegrew, who was once Ron's pet rat, now turned into him and betrayed him. In the fourth book, Peter is known as Wormtail and works for Voldemort.
I just started on reading the Harry Potter series and right now I feel like that I would like this book better than the last, because my most favorite Harry Potter movies is The Prisoner Of Azkaban, The Goblet Of Fire, and The Order Of The Phoenix.
Really quite a simple book in truth. Follows Orwell's usual formula, with the hero (or heroes in this case) becoming disillusioned and losing to a tyrannical power, but much weaker considering the base it is construced on existed at the time of writing. I found his least well known novel, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, far more inspiring and disturbing.
It is what you make of it, though probably one of the best reflections on society as ever written. Even though it seems a bit childish at first glance it is a work of art and is a great chance to see society. It certainly never aged!
An excellent allegorical novel that uses animals to depict the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the era where Stalin took charge. A must read if you want your mind to shake from the chilling sequence of events.
Very good book, really makes you think. I remember reading it when I was like eight and I really enjoyed it and thought it was a very deep and well written book.
This inspired so many other Christmas stories like How the Grinch Stole Christmas or It's a Wonderful Life or even Elf! This story brought the magic of Christmas to life! You gotta love it.
Perhaps the most adapted story ever penned, this beloved, timeless classic recounts the transformation of a "stingy, avaricious old sinner..." as on one fateful Christmas Eve in Victorian England, he faces ghosts and a past long-forgotten: he will be forced to reckon with three Spirits before he earns a chance for redemption and in that stead discover the true meaning of Christmas.
A quick page turner, deftly told in avid yet precise prose. Cannot laud this beloved opus enough! Sit back, light a fire, sip a cup of steaming hot cocoa, and treat yourself to this Yuletide treasure! You won't regret it!
This wonderful , amazing , outstanding Christmas Book is a wonderful read . I even have the book and the cd . I really love this Holiday book . This Christmas book is about Ebenezer Scrooge despite his grumpy mood learns about Christmas even though he likes to Bah Humbug ! I really love this book so much it has some humor in it too . I also like the Disney Christmas Carol with Jim Carey .
A classic Christmas story, I 100% recommend this book, it teaches you about how time spent with your family or friends is more important than having a lot of money, and we all have a short live and we need to live the most of it.
This is by far the most imaginative, frightening, and the best book ever written. Come on guys, Stephen King is like God. He has been writing things even before half the people in this list were born. This guy deserves it.
This book is coined to be the scariest book of all time. I didn't believe that, so I read it. Let's just say that whoever reads this book will no doubt be scared of clowns for the rest of their lives.
"They float, Georgie, and when you're down. here with me, you'll float too! "
Of course this is on here. It's a huge horror story that became even more popular when the recent movie IT came out. I haven't read the book but I've read of it that keeps me off the edge of my seat and goosebumps all over.
Come on guys! Why is this masterpiece so far down the list? IT is King at his finest, with the Stand a close second. Best book ever, let alone best horror book ever. True reading experience. Thank you Stephen King.
I read this book in class and it is awesome. Even the people that usually do not like books keep talking about it. Before I thought "Great, another boring novel" because I read a boring novel in class last year, but books in general are not boring. But once I read it I thought "Man, this is one of the greatest books I read in class". I feel like reading it again. And it is not boring and confusing at all, it makes you want to keep reading it. I like the characters just like the ones on T.V. and movies. Dally is my favorite because he is tough and awesome, but at the same time, shows love for Johnny. All the characters are great and well written. And this is really suprising for a 15 year old to write something as amazing as this. I even want to draw a picture of the chaarcters in this book. I like the gangs and violence too!
Dude this is the best book ever! I had to read this book for school and when I read the first few pages, I thought "Meh could be better.". But when I got deeper into it... I was so blown away. I LOVED it. The plot, the characters, EVERYTHING. My school even had us dress up like a greaser or soc. Not many people did it but me and my friends did. We even had ourselves call each other names of the characters. I was Dally and my best friend was Ponyboy, and my other friends were Johnny, Darry, Two-Bit, and Sodapop. I seriously can't think of any other good 1960s book. S.E Hinton, YOU ARE A GENIUS. (My favorite characters are Dally and Johnny by the way)
The outsiders is an amazing book. The characters are so real. Boys will like it because it has gangs and killing and reality. Girls will like it, because they will love the boys. The boys are great you just got to love them all. Twist endings and reality all over. Young author that wrote the book from her own experience. If it is this high on the board you have to take in to consideration that it is an amazing book. (Girls will love the boys, Boys will love the violence gangs and realty)
The Outsiders by S.E Hinton is a fantastic book that I could not get enough of! It most certainly belongs on this list! Many adults and children have claimed this book to be their favorite of all time and it certainly is evident as to why with the messages of friendship and social class without being a fluff fest. Plus, the thrilling action and sob worthy scenes that actually make you sob! This book is 10/10 and a great read for anyone!
This is by far one of my favourite books. It has humour, love and sadness all packed into one amazing book. John Green's style of writing is amazing in every book he's written but this one just seems to stand out to me. It made me laugh and it made me cry. Overall it's a generally fantastic book that had me right from the beggining. Even my mom couldn't put it down after starting it and that is saying something! Best book ever and you gotta vote for it. If you haven't read it yet I suggest you go to the nearest book shop, buy it and read it because it is amazing!
The most fascinating book ever.The small intricate details John Green put in it is amazing. If you think that there is a book better than TFIOS in existence, then give yourself some time and think about the book. The depth given to the characters, specifically Hazel, the true and realistic depiction of death, the way TFIOS actually is parallel to An Imperial Affliction and just everything makes it perfect. A must read. and then there is so much love between Hazel and Augustus that you can get lost in it.
To Me, One of the greatest books in history, In the same category as To Kill A Mockingbird and Lord of The Rings, Beautifully written and perfectly plotted. Hazel and Gus represent a perfectly flawed love we have not since since the days of Romeo and Juliet. This is such a good book because it builds up the painful ending leaving readers desperate and loving of these very likable characters
This is the one romance book I like. It doesn't have the teens living a fantasy life, these kids have cancer. It also has the best qoutes and I think the charecters such as Hazel and Augustus are well developed with a real life, intense romance, amd are both very wise for their age. The ending made me cry so hard for 29939383828373782929293873828 years so yes I love this book because it is real life not fantasy romance perfection world.
It's interesting, with more twists and an introduction to new characters from different ethnic backgrounds. Harry Potter is a great series that you definitely have to read.
Goblet of Fire should be way higher. Sure, it might not be as awesome as Deathly Hallows but it should be in the top ten. It is better than Prisoner of Azkaban and Philosophers stone so I voted for it because I thought it deserved to be higher.
I know this is probably the most underrated Harry Potter book know to man, but it is still for me the most memorable. The storyline is so interesting and it keeps you hooked to the book. I spent a whole summer reading it and I loved it!
This is such a great book. If you don't like fantasy, read this, and you'll start wanting more of the Harry Potter story. It's also a great story of friendship, the characters are getting older and start falling in love. It's also dark, RIP Cedric Diggory.
This series is more then just a couple of books stuffed together. They are a life, a story, a place where our imaginations can go and stay for a while. It's the place where I grew up, and where so many others have. that's what some books are. They are an infinite other world that we can create for us. It has a story that can make you laugh and cry and scream because of cliffhangers that make death seem like a lovely gift of sorts. Then you realize that you will never be a part of this world; this place that is so close to your heart yet so far away, and it breaks you. Your parents look at you and wonder whats wrong but they will not understand, because they're imaginations have withered and died over the years, and it's so very sad but so very true. This is one of those series. Percy Jackson and his wonderful world are a secret place for us readers that know how to find and bring it to life.
This book changed my life. When I was a child, I had a hard time reading because nothing was entertaining enough to keep me still. In the summer of the fourth grade, my third grade brother told me it was amazing. So, I took his word for it and started reading. Once I started I couldn't stop. I ate that book in just one month. It was the first book I read in my life. Now, I can read a six hundred paged book in six to seven hours, knowing exactly what happened. Thank you for the existence of this book. I wouldn't be able to read without it.
The Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series is amazing. It has so many great lessons and character development, and Percy Jackson is one of my faverote charecters because he is very brave, kind, and thoughtful. I've shipped him with Annabeth so much! I thought it was really cool how we used his wish to make it better for children of Hades and minor gods and not just for himself, that is very rare. Annabeth, Clarrise and Silena are all very well developed female characters who are unique, and interesting. Thalia is very tough and that is why she is one of my faverote. Nico is also very mysterious and frankly misunderstood and needs more credit, I'm on The Son of Neptune so I hope he does. It's cool how he helped Hazel get a second chance. The Gods and Goddesses are very well developed and I like how they were built from the ground up off of their myths, and were made much betted than ever before. This was such an original idea that lives up to all of it's potential.
Why is this book not on the top tens? It deserves to be wayy higher than books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I love the feeling I get when I pick up one of these books. The plot is so well written and you easily get emotionally attached to the characters. They are just like us, they have feeling, friends, and family. It feels so realistic yet not very much. It takes me to another world. Definitely recommend for any age.
Read this book when I was about eleven, and I still read it today. It's the kind of book you don't grow out of, and is truly a beautiful story. In fact, this author produces beautiful books as a whole.
It is one of those books that look boring but you can't put it down when you start reading it.
Now what should I say for this masterpiece?
I'm speechless for this is priceless..
Read it in about 4 hours, it wasn't fast paced yet I couldn't put it down. Loved it!
I have enjoyed John Steinback's references to the suffering of those who needed help from poverty and from themselves. This is why this book is great!
The sheer amount of things is book achives is astounding. it humanizes a group of people that would otherwise have been forgoten, both with well devolped and memorable characters and chapters that chronicle the much bigger jounrneys, trobles, and experences of the okies during the great depression. it stands up for the poor and helps us understand how human society works on a basic level. the writing itself is astounding, far better than any of the books above it
Best book ever, period.
Duh it's so good
I admit, I only read it because it was obligatory in high school. I didn't regret at all. This is an amazing book, with very likeable characters and an original plot and series of themes. It has the most memorable ending in any novel I have read (The only time I almost cried while reading a book). Why is almost every book in the top 10 teen fiction? Come on people!
Decided to read it on my own before we read it in school. Such a phenomenal book, very depressing, but really gives an insight of the hard lives people used to live and how mental disorders weren't properly understood and acknowledged in society. I cried. Why is this below Diary of a Wimpy Kid?
Short, but oh so simply good. Honestly one of the best books I've ever read.
I love this book so much
Chronicles of Narnia is an amazing series. Magicians Nephew is my personal favorite. Narnia puts majority of titles on this "list" to shame. Clearly this list was composed by teenage girls who just want a good cry.
A great, underappreciated masterpiece of work exploring fundamental truths of life, death, and growing up through the lenses of mythology, magic, and adventure. A great read for all ages.
What has this world come to where DIARY OF A WIMPY KID is higher than this? This is an amazing piece of literature for various ages, and endless classic, and it stretches so far and explores life, evil, and good. This is an amazing book, the possibly the best of the series. It will never get old, no matter how many times I read it.
It is totally awesome. The Narnia Chronicles is full of magic. You can't stop once you started reading it.
SO OVERRATED WHAT THE HECK. The plot is cliche, world-building is horrible, and the characters are just NO. Tris is an all time Mary-sue. Edgy, cool, "different", brave, stubborn, yet loyal, kind, and really sweet on the inside.
The most overrated book I have ever read. It's a bad plot and horrible world building. And being Divergent isn't even bad. It just means you have more than one good choice. It's a boring Hunger games ripoff. Tris is anything but likeable.
And how can you compare it to legends like lord of the rings or the hobbit. How can you put this in a list with the BIBLE?
A very good book, and much better than The Hunger Games. Recently I went to Chicago and rode the Ferris Wheel and did the Tilt experience in the Hancock Building; it was completely awesome and made me feel like I was kind of reenacting the book.
Veronica Roth came up with the idea for this book when she was 11 or 12. This is such a good book. This is my favorite book along with Looking for Alaska by John Green and The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider.