Reading List for desperately conservative teenager.

(31 Posts)
TaggieCampbellBlack Sun 17-Feb-13 20:18:42

DD won't dye her hair pink, get pierced and thinks all cars shoud have speed limit sensors in.

I am compiing a educational reading list.so far

1984
Brave New World
A Clockwork Orange

What else?

Phineyj Sun 24-Feb-13 19:51:48

How about Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique?
Or Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm - the straight character sorts all the weirdos out!

overthehill Sun 24-Feb-13 23:22:45

Well, you could be describing my dd, who's 17 and has never had a boyfriend, hates parties/alcohol/make up, goes to bed at a reasonable time and is generally too sensible for words! However, she has a group of like-minded friends and I'm quite happy not to have to worry about where she is, who she's with or what she's drinking/smoking. Her brother, who's nearly 14, is a different kettle of fish entirely and it's great to have some respite with dd! I second those who say accept her for who she is and breathe a sigh of relief. Sorry if that's not what you wanted to hear...

lljkk Fri 01-Mar-13 19:00:24

Pigtopia, The Highest Tide.

thewhistler Fri 01-Mar-13 19:17:30

Bog child
Jane eyre
The wide sargasso sea
The prime of miss jean brodie
Cry the beloved country
A passage to India
The female eunuch
The dud avocado
Testament of youth
The mill on the floss, middlemarch
A room of one's own
How to be a woman

Brightspark1 Fri 01-Mar-13 22:33:09

Any or all of Margaret Atwood

BreeWannabe Sun 19-May-13 11:29:23

What's wrong with her being conservative? She'll relax in her own time I'm sure as she gains life experience. At least you aren't having the worries that some ladies are posting about on here about their daughters-enjoy it! I was 'conservative' and proud of it until I was 21 and went to work in the US for the summer when I relaxed a bit more... Over the years I've done my fair share of drinking etc but I still at the age of 31 regard myself as fairly 'conservative' and I'm still proud of it. Society's moral decline is hard to resist for many young people; be glad your DD knows who she is and isn't easily influenced!
Some of the book suggestions on here are fabulous though-great reading experiences regardless! smile

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