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
by John Boyne (2006)
   
The sisterhood of the travelling pants
by Ann Brashares (2001)
First book in the Sisterhood of the travelling pants series
   
The cry of the wolf
by Melvin Burgess (1989)
   

And then there were none
by Agatha Christie (1939)

   
The hunger games
by Suzanne Collins (2008)
First book in the Hunger games series
   
The graveyard book
by Neil Gaiman (2008)
   
The red necklace
by Sally Gardner (2007)
First book in the French Revolution series
   
At the sign of the Sugared Plum
by Mary Hooper (2003)
First book in the At the sign of the Sigared Plum series
   
Silent to the bone
by E.L. Konigsburg (2000)
   
A wizard of Earthsea
by Ursula Le Guin (1968)
First book in the Earthsea series
   
Goodnight Mister Tom
by Michelle Magorian (1981)
   
Tomorrow, when the war began
by John Marsden (1993)
First book in the Tomorrow series
   
Beauty
by Robin McKinley (1978)
   
Private Peaceful
by Michael Morpurgo (2003)
   
The recruit
by Robert Muchamore (2004)
First book in the CHERUB series
   
Follow the rabbit proof fence
by Doris Pilkington (1996)
   
Northern lights
by Philip Pullman (1995)
First book in the His dark materials series
   
Angus, thongs, and full-frontal snogging
by Louise Rennison (1999)
First book in the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series








I am the great horse
by Katherine Roberts (2007)
   
The secret diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4
by Sue Townsend (1982)
First book in the Adrian Mole series
   
Homecoming
by Cynthia Voigt (1981)
First book in the Tillerman family series
   
Uglies
by Scott Westerfeld (2005)
First book in the Uglies series
   
Dustbin baby
by Jacqueline Wilson (2001)