World Book Day Books you will love Leading Young Adult authors give us their recommendations

A day reserved for celebrating all things literature-related, World Book Day 2018 falls on the 1st of March. On this day, you're encouraged to share your favourite books and give some new ones a read. For all you book worms out there in need of some inspiration, you're in for a treat... Authors Penny Joelson and Taran Matharu, two authors who are involved with this years World Book Day campaign, gave Am I Normal their list of best books for teens that fall under three of our featured website topics - Earning & Learning, Health, and Family & Friends.

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Taran Matharu

Taran Matharu is a New York Times bestselling author who found a passion for reading at a very early age. This is his 'earning & learning' recommendation

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Taran says:

"The Power of Habit is an extraordinary book about the psychology of habits and how they can change your life. Backed by science and fascinating anecdotes, Duhigg shows you exactly how to form good habits and break bad ones.

Although technically an adult title, it’s also really empowering for teen readers. Suffice to say, my writing routine has improved a great deal since reading this book, nearly doubling my daily word count."

Find out more about Taran by visiting his website here.

Penny Joelson

Penny Joelson is an author who worked with disabled people as a teenager, giving her inspiration for her debut novel. These are her 'Health' and 'Earning & Learning' recommendations

'Health' - Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Penny says:

"This is about a girl who is experiencing severe anxiety and agrophobia. I like it because it is an uplifting read that offers hope to anyone experiencing mental health issues."

'Family & Friends' - Indigo Donut by Patrice Lawrence

Penny says:

"This is a story about friendship, family and identity. The main character’s Dad killed her Mum when she was very young and she has grown up in care. I think Patrice explores the issues sensitively and it’s a gripping read."

Find out more about Penny by visiting her website here.

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