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Best books for teen girls, ages 11-16

Mary Mcgill
The list author says: "I love to read new books, and though my tastes have changed, and become more discerning over the years, I still have a soft spot for the books I read during my formative years. Some of those were age-appropriate, some not so much. But, it's kind of my opinion that that should be the case with any book-loving adolescent. What's the fun in only reading what you're "supposed" to? For the sake of keeping things relevant, though, I've only included age-appropriate material, with the encouragement to venture out of the teen section, and into the adult stacks. It's waiting for you, and if you've read even just a few of the books on this list, you're ready."
The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
"This changed my perspective forever, and was the first time I really noticed an author's distinctive writing style."
Deenie
Deenie
"I'll always be grateful to Judy Blume for writing this book, 15 years before I was born, because after reading it, I knew I really was normal, which is kind of a priceless perspective to have at 12."
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
"Moving, exquisitely simple, pure and honest. I could literally go on and on about this book, but what I really want to get across is that EVERY TEENAGER SHOULD READ THIS BOOK."
Go Ask Alice
Go Ask Alice
"Horrifying, sad, and haunting. Though I'm sure it's purely a work of fiction, it will always stick with me as being a "real" diary, written by a "real" girl, suffering from some of the same "real" issues that I suffered in my teen years."
Girl Goddess #9: Nine Stories
Girl Goddess #9: Nine Stories
"These stories fascinated me to no end, not to mention the author's unique, bohemian voice. I could identify with every single girl she writes about."
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
"A must read. Period. (no pun intended)"
Smack
Smack
"Frighteningly dark and depressing, this is a frank read best saved for the high school years."
Kissing Doorknobs (Laurel-Leaf Books)
Kissing Doorknobs (Laurel-Leaf Books)
"This was my lifeline the summer after ninth grade. Enough said."
The Agony of Alice
The Agony of Alice
"The entire "Alice" series is necessary reading for any girl between the ages of 9/10 to 15, and all the adults who could never quite let go of Alice, who's meant to represent just about all of us, I think. I adore her and her two friends, Pamela and Elizabeth, her father and brother, Lester, her on and off boyfriend Patrick, even Aunt Sally."
Speak: 10th Anniversary Edition
Speak: 10th Anniversary Edition
"I felt powerful after reading this. Living vicariously through the characters you're reading about is kind of paramount, and this book does a beautiful job of folding you into the narrator's life and struggles."