There is one voracious reader in this house, no matter how hard I try, I can’t keep up with her! My oldest daughter has a passion for reading and an insatiable appetite for all genres of books. She tends to steer clear of the vampires and zombies, and has torn her way through the cult classics. In an effort to stay ahead of her this summer, I have complied my list of Top Ten Must Read Books. It should keep her occupied for a couple of weeks!
1. Anthropology of an American Girl: A Novel by Hilary Thayer Hamann
A long island high school girl writes about what it’s like to be a 17 year od girl in the 1970’s. Written in the first person, there’s teen love and teen angst, a perfect summer read.
2. My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody
The story of a 15 year old girl who starts a blog to let her friends and readers make her decisions for her? Oh yes, we both might have to read this one!
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up
4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Now a blockbuster movie I’m sure you’ve heard about this one! Young love and tragedy will have you reaching for the tissues.
5. The entire Hunger Game Series by Suzzane Collins
Katniss Everdeen not only is a heroine in the books but in my house! This character inspired my entire family from 12 year old daughter to the SassyHubby to get involved and read the series. They are page turners.
6. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
The Tuck family is protecting a secret about their 10 year old daughter, she never ages. When this secret is discovered life gets very complicated.
7. The Giver by Lois Lowry
The first in a series of a seemingly flawed utopian society. Following the story of a 11 year old boy named Jonas and his assigned role in this futuristic society this is a book both my 12 and 15 year old daughter are anxious to check out.
8. The Beginning of Everything, Robyn Schneider
Sports star Ezra Faulkner was supposed to be homecoming king, but that was before before a car accident shattered his leg and changed everything.
9. White Space by Ilsa J. Bick
Described as a thrilling and scary young adult novel about blurred reality where characters in a story find that a deadly and horrifying world exists in the space between the written lines, I know it will appeal to my teen!
10. (My Daughter’s vote for book for best series, she’s read her copy so many times the pages are worn) The Shatter Me Book Series by Tahereh Mafi
A futuristic superhero story with a heroine as the star! Telling you any more would simply give it away!
These are my picks for Top Ten Reads for Teen Girls this summer, and I know it’s not enough to even get us through July! Do you have any favourites to add to my list?
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