Books for a Teenager?
What are good books to read for a 15 year old vegetarian girl, who loves animals, the environment, and marine mammals. (Especially penguins & beluga whales). I am a big global warming and animal activist, and am against animal testing, animal slaughtering, and understand why spaying/neutering is important. I want to major in something with environmentalism or marine biology in college.
The books can be cookbooks, fiction, non-fiction, Anything!
If you can give me any ideas, and include links, anything is appreciated! Thanks! :-D
- NorahLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
-The Starving Students' Vegetarian Cookbook by Dede Hall is great for college students but works for any age. Good recipes!
-Animal Liberation by Peter Singer is such an eye-opener and a good read. Not overly long but full of detail. I highly recommend it.
-A Language Older Than Words by Derrick Jensen. It is a story not only about the environment and world's destruction, but the destruction of people. Derrick Jensen writes many books on this subject, such as
-Listening to the Land: Conversations About Nature, Culture and Eros, also a good book focusing on environmentalists.
xrhett's suggestions of Hoot and Flush are right. They are fabulous books with a great message!
I don't have any links for you, but if you search Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, or Overstock.com, you should find them there!
- ~ ANGEL ~Lv 51 decade ago
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men & Joe’s Boys by L. M. Alcott
Wuthering Heights by Charlotte Bronte
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Harry Potter by J. K Rowling (1, 2, 3, ….)
Sophie's World and Orange Girl by Jostein Gaarder
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Overcoat, The Nose and Other Short Stories by Nikolai Gogol
1984 and Animal Farm by George Orwell
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Atonement by Ian McEwan
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahaeme
Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Lemony Snicket’s series of Unfortunate Events
Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
The Catcher in The Rye
A Clockwork Orange
The Lord of The Flies
Brave New World
The Handmaid's Tale
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Glass Elevator, Matilda, Boy, The giraftand the Pelly and me,The enormous Crocodile, and Esio Trot by Roald Dahl
The Old Man and The Sea
- ChristinaLv 51 decade ago
The Private Series
- 1 decade ago
Well there are the big ones you've probably read like Silent Springs by Rachel Carson and Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore. I would also highly recommend any book by Barbara Kingsolver (she writes fiction, but is a very big environmentalist and oftentimes her books show that). The Omnivores Dilema is another good one (though depressing!) as well as Fast Food Naiton.
Good luck in college -- we need more people like you :)
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- 1 decade ago
Hoot or Flush by Carl Hiassen. They are fiction books about protecting wildlife in Florida. I know that Hoot has recieved an award, and has becom a movie. They are very good books, and I think that they fit your criteria.
- devaLv 61 decade ago
have you read Gerald Durrell's books; David Attenbourough's 'Zoo Quest" books; William Beebe, J.Cousteau; Charles Darwin's 'Voyage of the Beagle"; R.C. Andrews' 'Born under a Lucky Star'; ........all non-fiction, and all really wonderful.
- 1 decade ago
white star(dog on the titanic)
where the red fern grows(dogs)
because of win-dixie(dogs)
call of the wild(dogs)
tale of despereaux(mouse)
- ♥Ennael♥Lv 51 decade ago