Bestselling author of The Hunger Games and The Underland Chronicles, Suzanne Collins has established herself as one of most exciting young adult authors of the last few years. Her strong, brave but relatable characters - such as Katniss Everdeen - have provided role models for many teens while her daring stories full of twists and surprises makes for gripping reading. So in tune with what appeals to a teenage audience, we asked Suzanne for her favourite ten books from her own teens. Dystopian classic '1984' made an appearance in her list, but there were a few titles in there that we wouldn't have guessed. Take a look at the slideshow below for the full list.
1# A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith.
2# The Heart is a Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers.
3# 1984- George Orwell.
#4 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy.
6# A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle.
7# Lord of the Flies- William Golding.
#8 Boris - Jaapter Haar
#9 Germinal - Emile Zola
#10 Dandelion Wine - Ray Bradbury
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