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10 Books Every Teenage Girl Should Read

Recommended Popular Books for Teenage Girls

You may find a lot of books for teenage girls and it can be really difficult to pick the right books. Some books are an absolute must-read for any teenage kid.

If you want your teenage daughter to raise a generation of strong, dynamic and intellectual individuals, you have to make her read voraciously. And these ten books will help you during this creative endeavor.


Wolfsbane

Wolfsbane
(By: Andrea Cremer )

This book is written by author Andrea Cremer. It is a tale of supernatural teen love. In this book, Andrea Cremer is taking forward the story that she began in her internationally bestselling trilogy: Nightshade, Wolfsbane, and Bloodrose. In this novel, the female protagonist lady Calla Tor wakes up only to find herself captured by her enemies.

She is convinced that she is about to die unless they give her an offer that helps her save herself and the guy she left behind her. For those teenagers who want to experience how it feels to be in love, this book is a go-to ride.

I Am Malala

I Am Malala
(By: Malala Yousafzai )

You must be aware of the name MalalaYousafzai, right? She is the same Pakistani activist who got shot in her face by Taliban for saying that women have the equal right to education as men.

She is also the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Prize. Her memoir was written when she was just a 16-year-old teenager which is really commendable.

This is why it is recommended that all teen girls should read this memoir so that they can also lay the foundation of a strong nation. Therefore, if you want to raise another Malala, ask your teen daughter to read this book.

We the Animals

We the Animals
(By: Justin Torres )

This is a book written by an American author Justin Torres. It is his debut novel. It is basically based on a coming-of-age story about three wild brothers of Puerto Rican and white parentage who live a tumble and rough childhood in the upstate area of New York in the early 80s.

The youngest brother is the protagonist of the story and the story takes turn when the youngest brother breaks away from all the whole family. This book can also be called as semi-autobiographical and is loosely based on the life of an author.

Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Slouching Towards Bethlehem
(By: Joan Didion )

It is basically a set of collection of essays written by Joan Didion in 1968. It revolves around the experiences of the author in California during the 1960s. The book extracts its title from a very infamous poem of W.B Yeats 'The Second Coming'. You can find the contents of this book that have been reprinted in Didion's We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: Collected Nonfiction in 2006.

There might be some essays that are a little out of date for a teenager of this generation but the way she has revealed the elegance of cultural monuments is praiseworthy. There are amazing essays like 'On Self-Respect' and “On Keeping a Notebook” that will evoke a teen girl to read more.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle
(By: Shirley Jackson )

We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a mystery novel written by American author Shirley Jackson in the year 1962. This novel is the last work of Jackson and was published three years before the death of Jackson in the year 1965.

This novel has been dedicated to the publisher Pascal Covici. It was written in the written in the voice of an eighteen-year-old teenager Mary Katherine who lives with her uncle and sister on an estate in Vermont. Ask your teen daughter to read this novel of two girls who became pariahs.

We Should All Be Feminists

We Should All Be Feminists
(By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie )

ChimamandaNgoziAdichie is one of the best authors existing in the world. The Nigerian author ChimamandaNgoziAdichie knows no way to mince her words. We Should All Be Feminists is basically a book-length essay about feminism.

The book aims to redefine the word feminism for the 21st century. It was published by Fourth Estate in 2014. The essay is basically an adaptation of Adichie's 2012 TEDx talk which was viewed more than three million times after its being first delivered at TedX Euston. The book is a wonderful read. Highly recommended!

Black Hole

Black Hole
(By: Charles Burns )

You will be surprised to know that it is a twelve-issue comic book series. It was illustrated and written by Charles Burns and published by Fantagraphics and Kitchen Sink Press.

Pantheon Books was released in 2005 in a collective form. The story of this comic book series discusses a very delicate issue of sexually transmitted disease and its aftermath and how it causes grotesque mutations in the teenagers. Let your teen daughter read it as many times as she wants.

After Claude

After Claude
(By: Iris Owens )

After Claude is a magnum-opus of Iris Owens. It was her first serious novel that got published in 1973. Its subject matter is nothing more than a humorous break-up.

Harriet, an anti-heroine of a novel has been thrown out of her Greenwich Village apartment by her boyfriend, the 'French rat'. She doesn't love him but yet gets to him just like an overhanging branch.

When she finds no place to stay, she moves to the Chelsea Hotel where she comes to know about a flakey guru who asks her to live in a place in his harem. This book is a hilarious read. Your teen daughter will surely love it.

The Hunger Games (novel)

The Hunger Games (novel)
(By: Suzanne Collins )

The Hunger Games is a dystopian novel written by an American writer Suzanne Collins in the year 2008. It is written in the voice of a 16-year old girl KatnissEverdeen who lives in the post-apocalyptic nation of Panem in North American.

The book received positive reviews from the authors and critics. It won many awards including the California Young Reader Medal.

Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm

Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm
(By: Philip Pullman )

Philip Pullman is one of those few writers who never fail to surprise us. In his book, Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm reveals all the grisly truths behind the Disney movies which none other writer dared to do in such an amazing way. Therefore, buy your teen daughter this book so that she can also learn some harsh realities regarding fantasies.




Ashley Albert is a wonderful writer who is very passionate about writing. She says that writing is a fodder for his mind. She has been writing since two years at essay writing company and gives her best. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
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