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Girls 12 Feeling glum, bored, braindead, and lazy? Do you need motivation, meaning and a message to make the most of the wonder that is life? Read on, get inspired....



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Skellig
Skellig

by David Almond (1998)

First book in the Skellig series


Tuck everlasting
Tuck everlasting

by Natalie Babbit (1975)

 


River boy
River boy

by Tim Bowler (1997)

 


The weight of
              water
The weight of water

by Sarah Crossan (2012)

 


The happiest refugee
The happiest refugee

by Anh Do (2010)

 


Out of my
              mind
Out of my mind

by Sharon M. Draper (2010)

 


The heaven shop
The heaven shop

by Deborah Ellis (2004)

 


The snow goose
The snow goose

by Paul Gallico (1940)

 


Joey Pigza swallowed the key
Joey Pigza swallowed the key

by Jack Gantos (1998)

First book in the Joey Pigza series


Two weeks
              with the queen
Two weeks with the queen

by Morris Gleitzman (1989)

 


The long
              walk
The long walk

by Kerry Greenwood (2004)

 


The silver
              donkey
The silver donkey

by Sonya Hartnett (2004)

 


The endless
              steppe
The endless steppe

by Esther Hautzig (1968)

 


Ugly
Ugly

by Robert Hoge (2015)

 


I am David
I am David

by Anne Holm (1963)

 


See you at Harry's
See you at Harry's

by Jo Knowles (2012)

 


The book of everything
The book of everything

by Guus Kuijer (2004)

 


Red sky in
              the morning
Red sky in the morning

by Elizabeth Laird (1988)

 


Sky hawk
Sky hawk

by Gill Lewis (2011)

 


Chinese Cinderella
Chinese Cinderella

by Adeline Yen Mah (1999)

 


Shadow
Shadow

by
Michael Morpurgo (2010)

 


Trash
Trash

by Andy
Mulligan (2010)

 


Wonder
Wonder

by R.J. Palacio (2012)

First book in the Wonder series


A long walk
              to water
A long walk to water

by Linda Sue
Park (2010)

 


Hatchet
Hatchet

by Gary Paulsen (1989)

First book in the Hatchet series


Follow the
              rabbit proof fence
Follow the rabbit proof fence

by Doris Pilkington (1996)

First book in the Follow the rabbit proof fence series


My sister
              lives on the mantlepiece
My sister lives on the mantlepiece

by Annabel
Pitcher (2011)

 


Esperanza rising
Esperanza rising

by Pam Muñoz
Ryan (2000)

 


Feather boy
Feather boy

by Nicky
Singer (2002)

 


Geek girl
Geek girl

by Holly Smale (2013)

First book in the Geek girl series


Drums,
              girls, and dangerous pie
Drums, girls, and dangerous pie

by Jordan Sonnenblick (2004)

 


Roll of
              thunder, hear my cry
Roll of thunder, hear my cry

by Mildred D. Taylor (1976)

Second book in The Logan family saga series
Can be read & loved without having read any previous books in this series


Becoming Joe DiMaggio
Becoming Joe DiMaggio

by Maria
Testa (2002)

 


Popular
Popular

by Maya Van Wagenen (2014)

 


Blueback
Blueback

by Tim
Winton (1997)

 


Refugee
              boy
Refugee boy

by Benjamin Zephaniah (2001)

 



If you want more


George
George

by Alex Gino (2015)

 


When
              friendship followed me home
When friendship followed me home

by Paul Griffin (2016)

 


The
              little prince
The little prince

by Antoine de Saint Exupéry (1943)

 


Brown girl
              dreaming
Brown girl dreaming

by Jacqueline Woodson (2014)

 


The happiness
              quest
The happiness quest

by Richard Yaxley (2018)

 



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