There's nothing quite like stepping away from your real life and getting lost in a book for a while.

For teens, with everything they have going on, the escapism of reading has benefits that go beyond the words of the page. Learning empathy, extending vocabulary, improving relationships and stress relief are just some of the benefits that taking a dip into fiction can offer.

If you're looking to inspire your teen to do a bit more reading we've found some great stories to help get you started.

With glorious characters and relatable storylines, your child will be turning pages and begging for more with the incredibly written titles in the gallery below.

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