Classics That Won’t Have Your Teen Reaching for the CliffsNotes

by Iva-Marie Palmer

We all want our kids to read. Then, they start reading and we question whether what they’re reading is good enough. We’re not always easy to live with, us parents.

Oftentimes teens avoid the classics not because they’re unsavory, but because they feel intimidating.

These eight favorites are recommended reading for anyone who’s ever trembled in the face of the Classics shelf. And who knows, with these as gateways, the Russian novelists could be next.