If you have a girl who loves books the way mine does, these middle school years can be tricky. I don’t want to let her loose amidst the blood sucking, twisted romance novels that line the shelves of the library’s teen section. And I don’t have the time to stay a page ahead of her… What’s a Christian mom to do?

Well, this mom went back to my blog-buddy, Alice, who gave us yet another list (go here for last year’s list) of goodies Here’s a list of well written, wholesome, really good reads for tween girls. Now, we’ve had to use our inter library request system to get hold of them, but it’s been worth the effort!

Lindsay has bookwormed her way through the pile this spring, and here is what she wrote (her words are in italics) about a few of her favorites:

 A Countess Below the Stairs by Eva Ibbotson. “This was a very descriptive book with a good plot. It was about a twenty year old girl who had to go live in Europe when Russia was overthrown. When money starts getting scarce, she became a housemaid in a home with a very handsome owner… The Reluctant Heiress is another great book by the same author. This story has great detail and a wonderful plot.”

One Child by Torey Hayden. “This book pulls you into a story about a girl with a very high IQ,who struggles with hatred and feeling unloved. The story is about how a lady named Torey helps her and how an amazing

friendship is born.”

Mother Daughter Book Club, book #1 by Heather Vogel Frederick. “This is a story about four girls becoming united by a book club, as they read Little Women. The girls each take turns telling the story in different chapters. This book will make you cry and cheer all on the same page!”

 I also noticed that after reading this book, I saw Lindsay rereading Little Women, Eight Cousins, and The Quiet, Little Woman, all by Louisa May Alcott.

What treasures have you found for your tween and teen girls’ bookshelves? Please do share! And don’t forget to check out last year’s list.

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