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Girls 13 Heart-wrenching, emotional and compelling, or overly sentimental, navel-gazing and insipid? You make up your mind, but remember, keep those tissues ready!!



Try these first


The thing about jellyfish
The thing about jellyfish

by Ali Benjamin (2015)

 


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

by John Boyne (2006)

 


The cry of
              the wolf
The cry of the wolf

by Melvin Burgess (1989)

 


One
One

by Sarah Crossan (2015)

 


The heaven shop
The heaven shop

by Deborah Ellis (2004)

 


The snow goose
The snow goose

by Paul Gallico (1940)

 


The silver
              donkey
The silver donkey

by Sonya Hartnett (2004)

 


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

by Jo Knowles (2012)

 


Goodnight
              Mister Tom
Goodnight Mister Tom

by Michelle Magorian (1981)

 


Secrets in
              the fire
Secrets in the fire

by Henning Mankell (1995)

First book in the Sofia series


So much to
              tell you
So much to tell you

by John Marsden (1987)

First book in the So much to tell you series


Sold
Sold

by Patricia McCormick (2006)

 


Private
              Peaceful
Private Peaceful

by
Michael Morpurgo (2003)

 


A monster calls
A monster calls

by Patrick
Ness (2011)

 


Wonder
Wonder

by R.J. Palacio (2012)

First book in the Wonder series


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

by Annabel
Pitcher (2011)

 


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

by Jordan Sonnenblick (2004)

 


Homecoming
Homecoming

by Cynthia Voigt (1981)

First book in the Tillerman family series


Dustbin
              baby
Dustbin baby

by Jacqueline Wilson (2001)

 


Refugee
              boy
Refugee boy

by Benjamin Zephaniah (2001)

 



If you want more


A summer to die
A summer to die

by Lois Lowry (1977)

 


Cut
Cut

by Patricia McCormick (2000)

 


Never fall
              down
Never fall down

by Patricia McCormick (2012)

 


Keep your
              hair on
Keep your hair on

by Elizabeth Vercoe (2003)

 



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