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

8 Answers

  • Norah
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
    Favorite 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,, or, you should find them there!

  • 1 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

    enjoy :)

  • 1 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.

  • deva
    Lv 6
    1 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)

    tiger rising(tigers)

    tale of despereaux(mouse)

  • 1 decade ago

    rl stine

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