For Teenagers: idealistic, mind-opening and revealing

A Listmania! list by A. Panda (Guadalajara, Mexico)
The list author says: "Some of these I found beautiful and idealistic, others guided me through a journey of self-discovery and still others opened my mind to new thoughts. Reading is a two way road, first you choose what you read, but then what you read helps you shape your "self", so be sure to include some great literature in your readings."
Der Steppenwolf (German Edition)
1.  Der Steppenwolf (German Edition) by Hermann Hesse
The list author says:
  "Classic literature. This book borders on lunacy, but it's a great reading."
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Narcissus and Goldmund
2.  Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse
The list author says:
  "Beautiful journey of self discovery by two friends that follow completely different paths in life and reunite at the end to share their insights."
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Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
3.  Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach
The list author says:
  "I read almost all of Richard Bach's books and found them really insightful and revealing. I thought these were the best. I do not think I would enjoy them now, I rather think it would be quite the opposite as with self-help books, but I enjoyed them back then..."
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One
4.  One by Richard Bach
The list author says:
  "I read almost all of Richard Bach's books and found them really insightful and revealing. I thought these were the best. I do not think I would enjoy them now, I rather think it would be quite the opposite as with self-help books, but I enjoyed them back then..."
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The Bridge Across Forever: A True Love Story
5.  The Bridge Across Forever: A True Love Story by Richard Bach
The list author says:
  "I read almost all of Richard Bach's books and found them really insightful and revealing. I thought these were the best. I do not think I would enjoy them now, I rather think it would be quite the opposite as with self-help books, but I enjoyed them back then..."
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Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand (Ayn Rand Library)
6.  Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand (Ayn Rand Library) by Leonard Peikoff
The list author says:
  "Altough I disagreed with some of the author's viewpoints, I must admit that she is undeniably brialliant and some arguments are hard to contradict."
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The Third Wave
7.  The Third Wave by Alvin Toffler
The list author says:
  "Optimistic approach into the future of the information driven society/economy. I truly enjoyed the author's futuristic approach. Probably a bit outdated now."
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Animal Farm
8.  Animal Farm by George Orwell
The list author says:
  "This timeless introduction to politics is quite a revelation."
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Cosmos
9.  Cosmos by Carl Sagan
The list author says:
  "The first science book I enjoyed, with beautiful pictures that help you through the wonders of cosmology and life."
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The Glass Bead Game: (Magister Ludi) A Novel
10.  The Glass Bead Game: (Magister Ludi) A Novel by Hermann Hesse
The list author says:
  "For me, this is Hesse's best work, although a bit difficult to read. I read quite a few of his novels and the ones shown here are the best. I found Siddharta and Demian not so deep but good and some of the rest I found depressing."
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The Art of Loving
11.  The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm
The list author says:
  "Beautiful insights into the "conquest" of love, meaning all kinds of love, parental and fraternal love (including friends), romantic love, etc. Loving is an art that requirtes effort, practise and self forgetting."
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The Neverending Story
12.  The Neverending Story by Ralph Manheim
The list author says:
  "Beautiful story of self discovery, full of fantastic adventures that remind you of your childhood. Atreju (Bastian) struggles to recover his identity, which he lost while escaping reality. Do not be mislead, this is not a children book (unlike the movie). This book is somewhat difficult to read and has deep philosophical insights."
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Momo
13.  Momo by Michael Ende
The list author says:
  "Beautiful story about what really matters and about what happens with the precious time we "save" by not devoting it to important things. Basically a children book, but I read it as a teenager and enjoyed it deeply."
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Ficciones
14.  Ficciones by Anthony Kerrigan
The list author says:
  "From this collection the "Garden of forking paths" is an excellent piece of literature. If you enjoy riddles you will enjoy this one."
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The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives
15.  The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow
The list author says:
  "Why did I include this book? Well, because randomness will affect your life and the results of what you do, so you'd better be aware of it; streaks of successes and failures are common, just keep trying until you beat the odds: "success is for those who persevere"...On top of that, a better comprehension of probability and statistics will help you take better decisions."
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