I have been charged with buying a book/books for a 13 year-old girl about whom I know.... pretty much nothing. Having been a bookish type kid (who grew into a bookish type adult), I was initially quite eager... until I remembered that I hardly knew what was was cool in the world of 13 year-olds back when I was one, never mind today. Hence, I come here begging for help (while simultaneously screaming at the top of my lungs "IF YOU SELF-PROMOTE, SO HELP ME GOUDA, I WILL... DO... something *mumble mumble*... SO THERE!!!")
Barring the obvious selections like Hunger Games and Twilight (Meyer, I spit in your general direction *phtooh*) since I assume any self-respecting teen who puts "books" on her Christmas wishlist has already read them, can anyone suggest selections from the YA section most likely to please?
(Not to put any pressure on here, but, just FYI, if I panic due to sheer lack of options, and the poor girl ends up with some third-hand Nancy Drew, I will hold you all personally responsible.)