YA Books With Strong Female Leads

A Listmania! list by Lacy Compton (Austin, TX)
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The list author says: "With an abundance of new YA lit focusing on strong female characters, I wanted to offer some books I've discovered that have great female leads (and not just ones who can fight their way out of a situation, but those who are funny or brave or outspoken as well). I plan to add to this list as I find more titles that fit my qualifications. I'd love to hear suggestions for more books that fit this list!"
On Fortune's Wheel
1.  On Fortune's Wheel by Cynthia Voigt
$6.29   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

Jackaroo: A Novel of the Kingdom
2.  Jackaroo: A Novel of the Kingdom by Cynthia Voigt
$6.29   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

Graceling
3.  Graceling by Kristin Cashore
$6.41   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,052 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

The Boyfriend List: 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver (Ruby Oliver Quartet)
4.  The Boyfriend List: 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver (Ruby Oliver Quartet) by E. Lockhart
$6.85   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood of Traveling Pants, Book 1)
5.  Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood of Traveling Pants, Book 1) by Ann Brashares
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,132 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Anne of Green Gables, Complete 8-Book Box Set: Anne of Green Gables; Anne of the Island; Anne of Avonlea; Anne of Windy Poplar; Anne's House of ... Ingleside; Rainbow Valley; Rilla of Ingleside
6.  Anne of Green Gables, Complete 8-Book Box Set: Anne of Green Gables; Anne of the Island; Anne of Avonlea; Anne of Windy Poplar; Anne's House of ... Ingleside; Rainbow Valley; Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery
$28.99   Used & New from: $19.49
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (339 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Little Women (Barnes & Noble Classics)
7.  Little Women (Barnes & Noble Classics) by Louisa May Alcott
$6.60   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,439 customer reviews)

Catherine, Called Birdy (rpkg) (Trophy Newbery)
8.  Catherine, Called Birdy (rpkg) (Trophy Newbery) by Karen Cushman
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (359 customer reviews)

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Jacob Have I Loved
9.  Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
$6.29   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (255 customer reviews)

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
10.  The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
$7.43   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

A Great and Terrible Beauty (The Gemma Doyle Trilogy)
11.  A Great and Terrible Beauty (The Gemma Doyle Trilogy) by Libba Bray
$7.82   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (525 customer reviews) | 11 customer discussions

Speak: 10th Anniversary Edition
12.  Speak: 10th Anniversary Edition by Laurie Halse Anderson
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,599 customer reviews)

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The Hunger Games - Library Edition
13.  The Hunger Games - Library Edition by Suzanne Collins
$20.69   Used & New from: $0.12
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21,520 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Uglies (Uglies Trilogy, Book 1)
14.  Uglies (Uglies Trilogy, Book 1) by Scott Westerfeld
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (902 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

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The Lovely Bones
15.  The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
$14.99   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,624 customer reviews) | 12 customer discussions

When You Reach Me
16.  When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
$13.25   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (508 customer reviews)

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Kelly, Jacqueline)
17.  The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Kelly, Jacqueline) by Jacqueline Kelly
$11.79   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)

The Blue Sword
18.  The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
$12.92   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (292 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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2008 movie 13 Jan 27, 2012
 
   

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