5 Inspiring Books to Read Before High School Is Over

High school... Sometimes it's the worst, sometimes it's the best.  It is such an important stage for self-discovery and personal development. In this post, I listed 5 inspiring books that have inspired me before I went off to college. They have definitely changed the way I view life and I hope they do the same for you too. Besides, since I am in my senior year in college, I might read them again as well to see the beauty in life and in every situation. Let's move on to the list.

5 Inspiring Books to Read Before High School Is Over

1- Harry Potter Books

5 Inspiring Books to Read Before High School Is Over

"It matters not what someone is born but what they grow to be" Albus Dumbledore

I'm sure all of you have heard of Harry Potter, just like it was said in its movie. Although I am disturbed by J. K. Rowling's recent tweets on Twitter, these books will always remain to be the books of my childhood and adolescence. I haven't read any better book that discusses the importance of friendship, the power of self-confidence, the importance of love, and the effect of grief and sadness over us through such a fantastic world than Harry Potter

If you haven't read the books but you have watched the movies, or haven't watched the movies either, you should read this before high school ends. You will learn a lot and also you will find yourself in a worldwide fan club. I'm a Potterhead myself.

PS: If you're a Harry Potter fan too, write your Hogwarts house in the comments, mine is Slytherin :)

2- Any or Every Book of Sherlock Holmes


5 Inspiring Books to Read Before High School Is Over

Sherlock Holmes is definitely one of the best detective novels ever. I suggest you to not to graduate before reading this classic written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In the stories, you not only learn how to think strategically by trying to find the invisible, but you also learn a lot about people. If you're a Sherlock Holmes fan, you've probably heard of Irene Adler

The period when this book was written was called "Time of the Gentlemen" or the era of the gentlemen. It means that the characters in all written works during this period were male. Gentlemen's lives and friendships were always the focal points while women were just objects, sitting at their homes and waiting for their husbands. And writing a woman like Irene Adler who outwitted Sherlock at a time like this, I think, shows the wonderful personality of Arthur Conan Doyle.

3- Jonathan Livingston Seagull

5 Inspiring Books to Read Before High School Is Over

"Heaven is not a place, and it's not a time. Heaven is being perfect." Richard Bach

This work by Richard Bach is truly a beautiful piece. It is a book that perfectly captures the fact that getting rid of your flaws can take forever, and continuing to grow enthusiastically is much important than reaching the top. It is not a personal development book yet it motivates more people than any personal development book has ever had.

4- The Alchemist


5 Inspiring Books to Read Before High School Is Over

I'm sure many of you have heard of this beautiful work of Brazilian writer, Paulo Coelho, as well. The subject of this book is actually somewhat similar to Jonathan Livingston Seagull. It's a shepherd's journey to find himself. While reading this book, you are literally traveling with Santiago.

5- The Little Prince


5 Inspiring Books to Read Before High School Is Over

And our last book on this list is The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. This sweet, easy-to-read story tells us why we shouldn't lose our inner child. It looks as if it is written for children but there are great metaphors hidden inside of it. Before you graduate from high school and step into adulthood, you should read this book and learn how to protect your inner child.

So, this was my list of 5 inspiring books to read before high school is over. How did you find it? If there are books you want to add, you can write them in the comment section down below. I would really like to see new book suggestions from you.

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