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My teacher says that reading fiction can improve my writing skills. What books can help me become a better writer?


1. "If you want to improve your writing skills, one tried-and-true way to do this is to read GOOD literature as often as possible. The more you read well-written stories, the more you'll understand sentence structure and the basic rules of grammar.

I recommend the following ten books for those who are working toward perfecting their personal writing style or developing their English grammar/language skills. I consider these books to be near perfection in terms of plot, character development, and dialogue. They're modern-day classics–and deservedly so! Each of these novels has been adapted for film, so it's possible to read the book and then follow it up by watching the movie version.

My Top 10 Books for Young Writers

1. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
3. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
4. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
5. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
6. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
7. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
8. Watership Down by Richard Adams
9. The Chronicles of Narnia (Series) by C.S. Lewis
10. The Giver by Lois Lowry

I think you'll like these books. The Call of the Wild is my all-time favorite—it's easy to read, full of adventure, beautifully written, and tells a great story. If you can't decide which book to read first, I recommend that you begin there. "

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