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                14-15 Essential reading for every girl aged 14-15. 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
              hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy

by Douglas Adams (1979)

First book in The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy series


Speak
Speak

by Laurie Halse Anderson (1999)

 


Go ask Alice
Go ask Alice

by Anonymous (1971)

 


Hope was here
Hope was here

by Joan Bauer (2000)

 


Noughts and
              crosses
Noughts and crosses

by Malorie Blackman (2001)

First book in the Noughts and crosses series


Forever
Forever

by Judy Blume (1975)

 


A great and terrible beauty
A great and terrible beauty

by Libba Bray (2003)

First book in the Gemma Doyle series


Tales of the unexpected Tales of the unexpected

by Roald Dahl (1979)

 


Dear nobody
Dear nobody

by Berlie Doherty (1991)

 


A swift pure cry
A swift pure cry

by Siobhan Dowd (2006)

 


The
              curious incident of the dog in the night-time
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time

by Mark Haddon (2003)

 


Across the nightingale floor
Across the nightingale floor

by Lian Hearn (2002)

First book in the Tales of the Otori series


The simple
              gift
The simple gift

by Steven Herrick (2000)

 


The outsiders
The outsiders

by S.E. Hinton (1967)

First book in The outsiders series


The declaration
The declaration

by Gemma Malley (2007)

First book in The declaration series


Saving
              Francesca
Saving Francesca

by Melina Marchetta (2003)

First book in the Saving Francesca series


A monster calls
A monster calls

by Patrick
Ness (2011)

 


Z for Zachariah
Z for Zachariah

by Robert C. O'Brien (1974)

 


Mortal engines
Mortal engines

by Philip Reeve (2001)

First book in the Predator cities series


How I live now
How I live now

by Meg Rosoff (2004)

 


Stargirl
Stargirl

by Jerry Spinelli (2000)

First book in the Stargirl series


Quiver
Quiver

by Stephanie Spinner (2002)

 


Of mice and
              men
Of mice and men

by John Steinbeck (1937)

 


The killer's cousin
The killer's cousin

by Nancy
Werlin (1998)

 


If you
              come softly
If you come softly

by Jacqueline Woodson (1998)

First book in the If you come softly series


The boy in
              the burning house
The boy in the burning house

by Tim Wynne-Jones (2000)

 



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