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Girls 13 Essential reading for every girl aged 13. Regardless of genre, format, length and how dull the cover looks, every one is a winner. Go on, you know you want to read them...


The boy in the striped pyjamas
The boy in the striped pyjamas

by John Boyne (2006)

 


The
              sisterhood of the travelling pants
The sisterhood of the travelling pants

by Ann Brasheres (2001)

First book in The sisterhood of the travelling pants series


The cry of
              the wolf
The cry of the wolf

by Melvin Burgess (1989)

 


And then
              there were none
And then there were none

by Agatha Christie (1939)

 


The hunger
              games
The hunger games

by Suzanne Collins (2008)

First book in
The hunger games series


The graveyard book
The graveyard book

by Neil Gaiman (2008)

 


The red necklace
The red necklace

by Sally Gardner (2007)

First book in the French Revolution series


At the sign
              of the Sugared Plum
At the sign of the Sugared Plum

by Mary Hooper (2003)

First book in the At the sign of the Sugared Plum series


Stormbreaker
Stormbreaker

by Anthony Horowitz (2000)

First book in the Alex Rider series


Silent to the
              bone
Silent to the bone

by E.L. Konigsburg (2000)

 


A wizard of
              Earthsea
A wizard of Earthsea

by Ursula Le Guin (1968)

First book in the Earthsea series


Goodnight
              Mister Tom
Goodnight Mister Tom

by Michelle Magorian (1981)

 


Tomorrow, when
              the war began
Tomorrow, when the war began

by John Marsden (1993)

First book in the Tomorrow series


Beauty
Beauty

by Robin McKinley (1978)

 


Private
              Peaceful
Private Peaceful

by
Michael Morpurgo (2003)

 


The recruit
The recruit

by Robert Muchamore (2004)

First book in the CHERUB 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


Northern lights
Northern lights

by Philip Pullman (1995)

First book in the His dark materials series


Angus,
              thongs and full-frontal snogging
Angus, thongs and full-frontal snogging

by Louise Rennison (1999)

First book in the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series


I am the
              great horse
I am the great horse

by Katherine
Roberts (2007)

 


The
              secret diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4
The secret diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4

by Sue Townsend (1982)

First book in the Adrian Mole series


Popular
Popular

by Maya Van Wagenen (2014)

 


Homecoming
Homecoming

by Cynthia Voigt (1981)

First book in the Tillerman family series


Uglies
Uglies

by Scott Westerfeld (2005)

First book in the Uglies series


Dustbin
              baby
Dustbin baby

by Jacqueline Wilson (2001)

 



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