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Short, Interesting Teen Classics

Looking for some classics that are relatively short and aren't, well, boring. Most of these are around 200 pages or less and packed with adventure, humor, and drama. Check them out:

The glass menagerie by Tennessee Williams; introduction by Robert Bray

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson; supplementary material written by Anna Maria Hong; series edited by Cynthia Brantley Johnson

The importance of being Earnest: a trivial comedy for serious people by Oscar Wilde; edited by Samuel Lyndon Gladden

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

The call of the wild by Jack London

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Of mice and men by John Steinbeck

Animal farm by George Orwell; preface by Russell Baker; introduction by C.M. Woodhouse