Six Books Your Teen Daughter Will Love This Christmas!
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Now that the weather is cold, it’s the perfect time to catch up on a little reading. Soon teens will be out on holiday break and they may find they have some extra time on their hands. If your teen daughter is a bookworm like my daughter, you may be in need of a good book or two for a holiday gift or to keep busy for the holiday break. So today, we’re sharing a quick (but fun) list of books for teenage girls.
One thing my teen daughter Michala (14) loves to do when she has down time is read. Okay, she reads even when she has her regular schedule going on, too. ;)What are Michala’s favorite genres? She loves young adult romance and supernatural novels!
Michala loves reading so much, she even keeps a reading wish list of books she wants to read and a reading log of books she has already read. She’s that dedicated.
“I like reading because I get to read about someone else’s life.” -Michala, age 14
Here are six books Michala and I recommend for holiday reading. We’re sure your daughter will love one of these books, too!
Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
When I was a teen, I loved Judy Blume’s novels for teen girls. My favorite novel of Blume’s was Are you There God? It’s me, Margaret. Michala recently discovered Tiger Eyes, also by Blume. She’s even more excited to know there is a film adaptation of Tiger Eyes. When she’s finished reading the novel, she plans on watching the movie.
Tiger Eyes is a novel about Davey, a teenage girl who is dealing with her father’s recent death. She meets Wolf, who is the only person who gets Davey. Wolf helps Davey work through her grief and other life issues.
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Stargirl is a unique young lady. Everyone at school thinks she is so cool because she’s different than the other kids at her school. But soon Stargirl’s classmates grow tired of her and she’s no longer in the spotlight. Leo Borlock, Stargirl’s love interest, tries to make her normal so she can fit in with everyone else.
Michala recommends Stargirl because it’s a really good book for a cold or rainy day. “The book is predictable. It’s one of those regular high school drama books, like Jason and Marceline.” Michala loves the novel Jason and Marceline, which is also written by Jerry Spinelli. And yes, she recommends this novel, too!
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Little Women is a classic written by Louisa May Alcott. I remember reading Little Women when I was young, too. I also watched the movie version starring Winona Rider and Susan Sarandon. I love the movie so much! If you haven’t seen it, it’s a must watch. Even a young Christian Bale and Kirsten Dunst are in the film!
Little Women is a historical fiction; it takes place during the Civil War. The novel is about four New England sisters Jo, Amy, Meg, and Beth. The sisters’ father is away fighting in the war and the girls must work hard to care for each other and their mom (also called Marmee). Other issues the girls face are maturing into young women, getting married, other women’s issues, and dealing with family death.
Eyewitness Classics’ abridged version of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
We also checked out the abridged version of Little Women from Eyewitness Classics. What’s cool about this book is it is shorter than the original version, but you still get a complete understanding off the story. This version features only the first ten chapters of the novel. The book is also filled beautiful illustrations which accompany the story.
Another great feature about Eyewitness Classics’ version of Little Women is there are historical facts pertaining to the story and facts about Louisa May Alcott. For instance, at the end of the book, there is a section about the author and pictures showing what Alcott and her family looked like and the house they lived.
If a young person has trouble reading the original version of Little Women or is pressed for time, we definitely recommend the Eye Witness version.
You Before Anyone Else by Julie Cross and Mark Perini
You Before Anyone Else is a new young adult novel. It was published in July 2016. Michala says the novel is “about Finley and Eddie falling in love, but Eddie is keeping a secret. When you read the book, you have to find out if they’re going to stay together or break up.”
She recommends this novel for other teen girls because it is about love, family, and modeling. She also says You Before Anyone Else is a page-turner. She’s currently reading this novel and can’t put it down!
The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder
Michala finished this book in two weeks. “I couldn’t put that book down,” she says of The Museum of Heartbreak. This novel is also another page-turner. “It’s easy to read and even though it’s a regular, high school drama, it had me guessing what would happen next.”
Is Penelope going to stay with this guy? Or is she going to stay friends with this person? “It kept me guessing every time. Most of the time I was wrong, which I like that because it wasn’t predictable.”Looking for book ideas for an avid teen girl reader? Checkout this list! #giftideas #teens Click To Tweet
Hope our list of recommended books for this holiday break helps you find a good book to read. Happy Reading!
Is there another novel or two you would add to our recommended holiday book list?