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Oct. 25th, 2007 @ 03:54 pm book recommendation for girls
I am looking for some good book recommendations for my younger sisters. One is in 8th grade and the other is a sophmore in high school. Over the years I have bought them some of the core must-reads, like The Giver and Lord of the Rings, etc. But I would really like some recommendations that have amazing women or, even better, girls as protagonists. They are at an age where every other book they read lately is a Gossip Girl type novel and I really want to get them back into GOOD adventure/fantasy/mystery books with women and girls in, or sharing, the important roles. If the book is by a woman that is another plus as well.

I recently came across the Land of Elyon book series which looked good but it is hard to know without reading it and apparently those books are recommended for grades 4-6. They are both very good readers so they even read book that are considered a few grade levels above them and beyond (one of my sisters has been reading War and Peace on and off for like 3 years, haha).

I am sure this group will be able to help me a bit. Thanks for your help!

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Date:October 26th, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC)
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Have you tried Robyn McKinley's Damar books? There's two of them. Beauty, a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, is also good.

Date:December 22nd, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)

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For many years, Tamora Pierce was my favorite writer.
She sounds perfect for your sisters, because most of her books have strong, smart heroines as the main protagonist.
Its for younger girls, mostly, but I think a few of her newer books are for olderish readers.
the Protector of the Small was my favorite series of hers.

Also I just read, and loved: the girls' guide to hunting and fishing.
it's fiction, not fantasy, but its really an amazing book from every direction.

hope that helped:-)