THE literature it is responsible for a large part of people’s intellectual and cultural development, in addition to being a form of pleasant leisure. Nowadays, occupying the mind is necessary even to control anxiety. And the stimulation since youth is essential to form critical and thinking adults.
Brazilian literature is extremely rich in poetry, being something unique. With that in mind, here are some suggestions for Brazilian works which are excellent tips for teenagers.
Best Brazilian books for teenagers
One of the most famous works in the world, written by Machado de Assis, is undoubtedly one of the largest constructions ever made. Although old and with a more refined language, it is the trigger for the development of attachment to Brazilian classics.
The story is based on the life of Dom Casmurro (or Bentinho) and his passion for the emblematic Capitu, the famous “hangover eyes” and one of the most prominent female characters in literature.
The plot starts from Bentinho’s childhood and his revolt at not wanting to become a priest, just as his mother wanted, until the discovery of love, having unique moments with Capitu and ending in his old age, appearing already as Dom Casmurro.
The book deals with subjects such as the first kiss, friendship, betrayal and growth as a person.
Although it is more childlike, written by Adriana Falcão, it tells the story of Doravante and Aventura, Luna Clara’s parents, who get lost and meet and, in these mismatches, Luna Clara meets Apolo Onze.
There is a strong presence of Greek myths and popular stories that help to sew the plot. It is an easy to read story and with its own uniqueness.
Luna Clara, like Apolo, has a striking personality, which makes the reader even more involved. It is a good suggestion for those looking for something lighter and fancier.
The Alchemist is one of the famous Paulo Coelho, being the most translated Brazilian book in the world.
It is an allegorical novel, following a young pastor named Santiago, who travels through Egypt after having several dreams of which he found a great treasure in the region. Halfway there, the boy meets an Englishman who was looking for an Alchemist and accompanies him during his travels.
The central motto is based on the phrase “When you want something, the whole universe conspires to help you achieve it”. The main theme of the book is about finding your own destiny and is ideal for adolescence because it is one of the most doubtful and uneasy ages about the future.
From the famous Paula Pimenta, it is a collection of four books that tells the story of Fani, a teenager in love with cinema and the entire universe that surrounds her. Typical age themes, for example, the first loves, friendships and typical dramas are present.
It is simple literature and, even with the clichés, make the collection passionate. It is difficult not to find someone who is extremely entertained by the romance between Fani and Leo and all the confusions that involve the couple.
Authored by Jorge Amado, it is another Brazilian classic. It portrays the life of a group of abandoned minors who grow up in Salvador, Bahia, and live stealing to survive.
Although old, it shows how the issue of social disagreement works and each boy has an extremely striking feature in him. Each child develops in a way as the narrative passes, a context in which many mature before their time and do not enjoy their childhood in a dignified way. Certainly, it is one of the most memorable books in the Portuguese language.