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Feel good read for a teen girl???

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Thisandthat2017 Sat 28-Oct-17 09:35:56

My daughter is a bit down - I think it's just hormones and the whole growing up thing. She used to be an avid reader at junior school but more in to her phone now!

I know a book can always cheer me up so I'm looking for a feel good read for a 13 year old 😁 Any recommendations please?

Ricekrispie22 Sat 28-Oct-17 09:55:35

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.
Maddy has a disease that requires her to be ostracized from the outside world, otherwise risking death. She's always accepted this fate — until she meets her neighbor, Olly. Through emails and messaging, Maddy begins to realize just what she's missing in the outside world, which leads her to rethink everything she's ever known. Beautifully written with a fascinating plot line.

How to Be Brave by Kathy Kottaras
In order to cope with the loss of her mother, Georgia makes a bucket list and sets out to live her life to the fullest. But crossing off each item shows Georgia that the most important parts of life cannot be laid out in checklists. Compelling, honest, and moving, Kottaras's debut will inspire readers to live out their own acts of bravery.

MrsOverTheRoad Sat 28-Oct-17 09:56:46

Has she read Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm? That's is What Katy Did. Both are innocent but still riveting.

The Little White Horse is beautiful if she likes mythology and a bit of mystery.

Zampa Sat 28-Oct-17 09:58:29

I Capture the Castle or Cold Comfort Farm? I still love both books as an adult.

Caulk Sat 28-Oct-17 10:01:08

I came on the day I capture the castle as well.

Thisandthat2017 Sat 28-Oct-17 10:56:39

Thanks for the suggestions. She has gone with Everything, Everything - she had heard of that one, I think it has been made in to a movie.

The rest have gone in my Amazon wish list for Christmas. Thank you. I capture the castle, with two votes will certainly make it's way in to her stocking!

The even better news is that Everything, Everything was in the 3 for £10 offer -meaning I picked up The kicking the bucket list and The keeper of lost things, for myself ☕📚😊.

I would still welcome anymore suggestions.xx

Caulk Sat 28-Oct-17 11:15:14

At her age I read, and loved the Cazalet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard. They’re brilliant and also v popular on MN!

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