Tween and teen girls today have access to such a rich and diverse collection of books. I often find myself in the Teen and Young Adult book sections of the library or book shops, marvelling at the array of excellent reads. The following 13 book recommendations are from my 13-year-old daughter. I asked her to compose a list of her fave reads, and these are her words.

13 excellent reads for tween & teen girls

Title 1: The Land of Stories (5 books in series)

Author: Chris Colfer

Genre: Fantasy

Summary: “Exciting, magical adventures in the world of fairy tales.”

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Title 2 : A Waltz for Matilda

Author: Jackie French

Genre: Historical fiction

Summary: “Beautiful story of a girl’s journey in 1894.”

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Title 3 : One of Us is Lying + One of Us is Next

Author: Karen M. McManus 

Genre: Fiction, mystery

Summary: “Thrilling, exciting mystery that you can’t put down!”

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Title 4: The Edge of Thirteen

Author: Nova Wheetman

Genre: Fiction

Summary: “Gorgeous story of fitting in and growing up.”

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Title 5: Dial A for Aunties

Author: Jesse Q. Sutanto

Genre: Fiction

Summary: “Charming and clever, makes you laugh out loud!”

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Title 6: The New Girl

Author: Jesse Q. Sutanto

Genre: Fiction, mystery

Summary: “Mysterious, funny and thrilling.”

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Title 7: The Fault in Our Stars

Author: John Green

Genre: Fiction

Summary: “A funny and clever tear-jerker.”

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Title 8: Shatter Me (6 Books in Series)

Author: Tahereh Mafi

Genre: Thriller, Romance.

Summary: “A totally captivating mysterious thriller!”

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Title 9: As Happy as Here

Author: Jane Godwin

Genre: Fiction

Summary: “Exciting and captivating story of friendship.”

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Title 10: The Moonlight Dreamers

Author: Siobhan Curham

Genre: Fiction

Summary: “Funny and relatable story of friendship, self-belief and love.”

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Title 11: The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone

Author: Jaclyn Moriarty

Genre: Fantasy

Summary: “Funny, mysterious and clever!”

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Title 12: The Summer I turned Pretty

Author: Jenny Han 

Genre: Fiction, Romance

Summary: “A book you won’t want to put down.”

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Title 13: Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Author: Anne Frank

Genre: The world’s most famous diary

Summary: “A fascinating story of courage.”

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For more book recommendations check out these posts:

10 Books to Boost Self-Confidence

10 Great Books for Tween Girls


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