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Reading suggestions of particular interest to girls

 

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

During the summer before college, Auden decides to visit her father, stepmother, and their new baby in a beach community. All her life, Auden's parents, both college professors and writers, have stressed schoolwork over a social life. Auden doesn't even know how to ride a bike. All that changes as she meets a new set of teens and falls in love with a brooding biker named Eli. This is a novel with a lot of depth and intriguing characters. The reader will be delighted to go along for the ride. For mature readers.

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Seventeen-year-old Bella Swan moves to Forks, Washington to live with her father who is the police chief. Once there, Bella, meets a classmate, Edward, and the attraction is strikingly mutual. Edward seems to be drawn to Bella and repelled by her at the same time. His struggles hide the fact that he is really a vampire and soon, Bella's life will never be the same. For mature readers.

Trading Faces by Julia DeVillers and Jennifer Roy

Studious Emma and socially active Payton are identical twins who decide to switch identities in a series of entertaining mishaps. A fun read.

Pants on Fire by Meg Cabot

Liar, liar, pants on fire could be the avatar for Kathie Ellison as she tries to please the friends around her. Then Tommy Sullivan returns to town. Tommy left after he witnessed an unfortunate incident involving cheating on the SATs by some local football stars and reported it. His return challenges Katie, her lies, and the place she has crafted for herself among the popular kids.

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter

On the surface, Cammie Morgan looks like a typical prep school girl. But the Gallagher Academy is really a front for an elite, secret spy school for girls. Students are trained in covert operations and speak 14 languages. When Cammie falls for a local boy, it is hard to keep her talents and mission undercover.

Never Mind!: A Twin Novel by Avi and Rachel Vail

The story of twins is told in alternating chapters by two authors. Meg is the popular twin and her brother, Edward, is not. Meg can be a little condescending and Edward loves to irk his sister to keep the image she has of him. But things get out of hand when he tries to impersonate the hunky lead in a rock group at a big party for his sister's friend. He can't sing. And a record producer will be coming after hearing the hype. Lots of hilarious predicaments. A delicious read.

How to Be Popular by Meg Cabot

Stephanie Landry has been the butt of jokes since she spilled a red Super Big Gulp on a popular girl years earlier. When she discovers an old book on How to Be Popular, she follows it faithfully. Will it make a difference? Meg Cabot shines again in this fun story.

Define Normal by Julie Anne Peters

Antonia Dillon is shocked to discover she is peer counseling Jazz Luther, whose purple hair, pierced eyebrow, and black lips do not make her exactly normal in Antonia's conservative eyes. The girls struggle with how they can help each other when they seem so different.

Avalon High by Meg Cabot

Being the new girl in school is often difficult. But when newly arrived Ellie meets Will, the connection is instant. Why do they feel they've met before? And when Will's life is in danger, Ellie displays unique abilities to help. Another fun Meg Cabot novel !

One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies by Sonya Sones 

The book opens with teen Ruby Milliken being blasted from Boston to LA in the coach section of a "monstrous steel pterodactyl." Her mother has died recently but Ruby still e-mails her defunct AOL account. Now she is being sent to live with her long absent father, a famous movie star. The clever free verse dialogue grabs the reader from the first entry, and doesn't let go, as Ruby vents about her new world.

The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen's novel introduces us to Macy Queen whose Dad has recently died. By trying to appear normal, Macy has not let herself grieve. One night she is thrust into helping a chaotic crew of caterers at her mother's business party. Soon Macy decides to work for the company run by an unconventional family. This honest and forthright family shows Macy how to feel again. The characters are fully realized and endearing. A real winner.

Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson. 

Ashley Hannigan's boyfriend is a loser, her part-time job is awful, and she could care less about the prom. She only joins the prom planning committee to get out of her many detentions and to help her friend, Natalia. But when the prom money gets stolen, everyone gets into the act to help, including her eccentric family. For mature readers.

Other titles you'll love:

The Selection by Kiera Cass
What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones (mature)
 All American Girl by Meg Cabot
 Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
 Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen (mature)
 If We Kiss by Rachel Vail
 Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
 Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen (mature)
 Just Listen  by Sarah Dessen (mature)
 Jinx by Meg Cabot   
 Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall by Wendy Mass (mature)