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Books for Girls
The list below includes some of the best works for Young Adult girls.
  • 13 Little Blue Envelopes   by Maureen Johnson  (Locations: Central Library, Richmond Green Library)
    When seventeen-year-old Ginny receives a packet of mysterious envelopes from her favorite aunt, she leaves New Jersey to criss-cross Europe on scavenger hunt that transforms her life.
  • Anatomy of a Boyfriend  by Daria Snadowsky   (Location: Central Library)
    In her last semester at a private school in Fort Myers, Florida, seventeen-year-old Dom finds her life transformed by her first boyfriend, Wes, a track star at the public school her best friend attends.
  • Annie’s Baby: The Diary of Anonymous, A Pregnant Teenager  by Beatrice Sparks, ed.  (Locations: Central Library, Richmond Green Library)
    Fourteen years old and pregnant, Annie confides all her doubts and fears in her diary, revealing her deepest feelings from the time she learns she is pregnant until the time she must face the agonizing decision of whether to keep her baby or give the newborn up for adoption.
  • Bass Ackwards and Belly Up  by Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain   (Locations: Richmond Green Library, Richvale Library)
    Four best friends decide to postpone the standard college route to pursue their creative dreams.
  • The Beckoners   by Carrie Mac   (Locations: Richmond Green Library, Richvale Library)
    Zoe's almost-normal life deteriorates rapidly when her mother moves the family to a new town where the school is run by a ruthless gang. Even before the 15-year-old is brutally initiated into the Beckoners, she has serious doubts about her ability to survive. But the situation only gets worse as she struggles with her conscience over the Beckoners' obsessively cruel attacks on the school loser.
  • Between you and me  by Julia Clarke  (Location: Central Library)
    Jade has always felt secure and loved - by her doting parents and her best friend, Jack, who everyone assumes she'll marry one day. But things start to go wrong when Jade feels that her parents and Jack are keeping secrets from her.
  • Boy Proof  by Cecil Castellucci   (Locations: Richmond Green Library, Richvale Library)
    Feeling alienated from everyone around her, Los Angeles high school senior and cinephile Victoria Denton hides behind the identity of a favorite movie character until an interesting new boy arrives at school and helps her realize that there is more to life than just the movies.
  • Breakfast at Bloomingdale’s  by Kristen Kemp  (Locations: Central Library, Richmond Green Library)
    Alone in New York, sixteen-year-old Cat is determined to realize the dream she shared with her recently-deceased grandmother--to be a fashion designer whose line is sold in Bloomingdale's--but first she must survive the big city and avoid being stopped by her mother.
  • The Breakup Bible  by Melissa Kantor  (Location: Central Library)
    Jennifer thinks she and Max are the perfect couple, until he decides he just wants to be friends.
  • The Bridesmaid  by Hailey Abbott   (Locations: Central Library, Richmond Green Library)
    Having vowed as children to never marry after witnessing many disastrous weddings and obnoxious brides in their parents' wedding planning business, fifteen-year-old Abby is dismayed when her older sister Carol suddenly gets engaged and turns into "Bridezilla."
  • A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life  by Dana Reinhardt   (Locations: Richmond Green Library, Richvale Library)
    Olive skinned and dark eyed, Simone looks nothing like her fair-haired family. She is, nonetheless, the beloved daughter of her adoptive parents and enjoys a close and supportive relationship with her younger brother. It therefore comes as a terrible intrusion in Simone's comfortable life when, after 16 years, her birth mother asks to meet her.
  • The center of the universe: yep, that would be me  by Anita Liberty  (Location: Central Library)
    Welcome to the story of my life. Well, at least the story of my junior and senior years of high school. It's a profound, touching, and hilarious (if I do say so myself) tale told through cunning poems, revelatory diary entries, perspicacious (look it up) word definitions, shrewd bits of advice, and off-the-cuff (but brilliant) insights. You'll probably relate to a lot of it. Especially the parts about hating my parents, never feeling cool enough, failing my first attempt at the SATs, having an incredibly romantic (but one-sided) relationship with the coolest guy in school, and getting hexed by my ex-best friend who became a Wiccan. And if you can't relate? Well, step to the back of that humongous line. You'll probably be right behind my family. If you're lucky, my mom'll bring snacks.
  • Diary of an Anorexic Girl  by Morgan Menzie   (Location: Central Library)
    A college student takes readers through a harrowing, but ultimately hopeful and inspiring, account of her eating disorder. Her amazing story is told through the journals she kept during her daily struggle with this addiction and disease.
  • Forgive my fins  by Tera Lynn Childs  (Location: Central Library)
    Seventeen-year-old Lily, half-mermaid and half-human, has been living on land and attending high school, where she develops a crush on a boy but is afraid to tell him of her true destiny as the ruler of the undersea kingdom of Thalassinia.
  • Fringe girl: the revolution starts now   by Valerie Frankel  (Locations: Central Library, Richmond Green Library)
    As part of a class project on political revolutions, sixteen-year-old Adora Benet devises a plan to overthrow the popular clique at her school and establish a new social order.
  • The geek girl’s guide to cheerleading  by Charity Tahmaseb   (Locations: Central Library, Richmond Green Library)
    When Bethany -- self-proclaimed geek girl -- makes the varsity cheerleading squad, she realizes that there's one thing worse than blending in with the lockers: getting noticed.
  • The Girl with a Baby  by Sylvia Olsen   (Location: Central Library)
    The perfect daughter in a less-than-perfect family, Jane Williams now has a daughter of her own. But having a baby at age 14 is a sure sign that the teen made a mistake somewhere along the line. Deserted by the infant's father and with her own mother dead, Jane returns to school, fearing she will no longer be popular and successful; she will just be "the girl with a baby."
  • Goy crazy: a novel   by Melissa Schorr  (Locations: Central Library, Richmond Green Library)
    Rachel Lowenstein can't help it--she's got a crush on a goy, Luke Christiansen, the gorgeous star of the basketball team at St. Joseph's Prep. Should she follow her heart and turn her back on her faith, or follow her friends' and family's advice?
  • Grace Happens   by Jan M. Czech   (Location: Richmond Green Library)
    Grace is the daughter of a globe-trotting movie star, but she dreams of a normal life--and of knowing her father, whose identity her mother has never revealed. When her mother tells her they're going to Martha's Vineyard, Grace doesn't know the island hold the keys to her family history.
  • How to be Popular  by Meg Cabot  (Locations: Richmond Green Library, Richvale Library)
    Sixteen-year-old Steph Landry finds an old book on how to be popular and decides to change her social status by following its advice, much to the bewilderment of her two best friends.
  • Introducing Vivien Leigh Reid  by Yvonne Collins and Sandy Rideou  (Locations: Richmond Green Library, Richvale Library)
    Fifteen-year-old Leigh is sent to Ireland to join her movie-star mother, Annika. Leigh becomes her mom's personal assistant on the set of her latest film. But tensions flare as Annika and Leigh must finally grow into their most demanding roles: mother and daughter.
  • The Julian Game  by Adele Griffin  (Location: Central Library)
    In an effort to improve her social status, a new scholarship student at an exclusive girls' school uses a fake online profile to help a popular girl get back at her ex-boyfriend, but the consequences are difficult to handle.
  • Kiss & Blog  by Alyson Noel  (Location: Central Library)
    Best friends Winter and Sloane promise each other that whoever makes it into the cool group first at their high school will bring the other along. Once Sloane gets a taste of life on the A-list, she slams that door in Winter's face. Winter takes revenge the modern way: by announcing all of Sloane's dirty little secrets on an anonymous blog.
  • Laguna Cove  by Alyson Noel  (Location: Central Library)
    Moving to sunny Southern California feels like punishment to 17-year-old Anne. The hippie-ish school is different from her old one on the East Coast, and the social scene is all about hanging out at the beach and surfing. And then there's Ellie: beautiful, competitive queen of the social scene who takes an instant disliking to Anne. So when Chris--one of Ellie's oldest friends and the most gorgeous guy in school--reaches out to Anne and offers to teach her how to surf, sparks fly...in more ways than one.
  • Lily B. on the Brink of Cool  by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel   (Locations: Richmond Green Library, Richvale Library)
    "The eventually internationally recognized writer Lily Blennerhassett" spends her thirteenth summer missing her best friend and keeping a journal of her boring life at home and exciting newly-discovered relatives.
  • The lit report  by Sarah N. Harvey  (Location: Central Library)
    Julia and Ruth have been unlikely best friends since they first met in Sunday school. Now that they're a year away from graduation, they're putting the finishing touches on their getaway plans. But their dream of a funky big-city loft and rich, interesting older men is threatened when preacher's daughter Ruth goes to a wild party without studious Julia, and all hell breaks loose.
  • Lucky T   by Kate Brian   (Locations: Richmond Green Library, Richvale Library)
    Carrie Fitzgerald always has the lead in the school play, and she dates the cutest boy in school. But when her mother accidentally donates Carrie's lucky T-shirt to a charity in India, she travels halfway around the world to get it back
  • A match made in high school  by Kristin Walker  (Location: Central Library)
    When the principal of her high school announces that every senior must participate in a year-long marriage education program, Fiona learns some unexpected lessons about people, friendship, crushes, and cheerleading.
  • More Than You Can Chew  by Marnelle Tokio   (Locations: Richmond Green Library, Richvale Library)
    Marty Black has retreated from a difficult family situation into the area she can best control, her own appetites. She may not be able to control her parents' behavior, but she can decide what she will and will not eat. Eventually, she stops eating altogether. Marty is close to death when she finally asks for help and finds herself in a psychiatric institution. But recognizing her need for help is only the first tenuous step on a long road to recovery.
  • My mother is a french fry and further proof of my fuzzed-up life  by Colleen Sydor  (Locations: Central Library, Richmond Green Library)
    Just when fifteen-year-old Eli Smyth thinks that her mother, who wears a french fry costume at her job and talks to everyone, could not embarrass her anymore, her mother announces that she is pregnant.
  • My worst best friend  by Dyan Sheldon  (Location: Central Library)
    High school classmates Gracie and Savanna are total opposites and best friends, until Savanna's lying and manipulative behavior begin to bother Gracie, who wonders if it is time she started thinking for herself.
  • Prom Kings and Drama Queens  by Dorian Cirrone  (Locations: Central Library, Richmond Green Library)
    When high school junior Emily Bennet is caught between a new relationship with the boy of her dreams and planning an alternative prom with her longtime rival on the student newspaper, it forces her to think about her values and make a difficult decision.
  • The Serious Kiss  by Mary Hogan   (Locations: Richmond Green Library, Richvale Library)
    From a fresh new voice in teen fiction comes this seriously funny first novel about a 14-year-old girl, who vows to find a boyfriend to deliver the ultimate emblem of a normal, happy life - a serious kiss.
  • The Sweet Life of Stella Madison  by Lara M. Zeises  (Location: Central Library)
    Seventeen-year-old Stella struggles with the separation of her renowned chef parents, writing a food column for the local paper even though she is a junk food addict, and having a boyfriend but being attracted to another.
  • Swoon at your own risk  by Sydney Salter  (Locations: Central Library, Richmond Green Library)
    Polly Martin's grandmother is the famous syndicated advice columnist Miss Swoon. But after a junior year full of dating disasters, Polly swears off boys. This summer, she's going to focus on herself. Soon, however, Polly is forced to face her feelings.
  • Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress  by Tina Ferraro   (Location: Central Library)
    Nicolette Antonovich was dumped two days before the prom by the hottest guy at school. As a result, she became the proud owner of one unworn, perfectly magical pink vintage dress. Now older, wiser, and completely overwhelmed by a new set of problems, Nic realizes the dress might hold the answers.
  • Troy High  by Shana Norris  (Locations: Central Library, Richmond Green Library)
    Best friends Cassie and Greg get caught in the middle of a decades-old football rivalry between their high school teams, the Spartans and the Trojans, in this novel loosely based on Homer's classic tale, The Iliad.
  • What’s Happily Ever After, Anyway?   by Michelle Taylor  (Locations: Richmond Green Library, Richvale Library)
    This story follows the life of Miranda from her sixteenth through nineteenth birthdays, when she and her boyfriend, Keith, are faced with important choices.