Teen Volunteers 2017: Strong Female Protagonists

  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

    1990 by Avi

    "The protagonist in this book is a nice, proper young lady up until she takes a wrong turn and has the adventure of her lifetime. She learns many new things she never thought she'd ever experience. Fans of action and adventure books will love the True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle."—Amani, 15

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  • The Secret Journey

    1999 by Peg Kehret

    "You'll like this book if you like olden day girls who don't act like the traditional girl. In this book, a young girl has to basically keep herself alive. This would appeal to most girls, specifically those who would call themselves tomboys."—Amani, 15

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  • You Know Me Well : A Novel

    2016 by Nina LaCour

    "I could not put this book down. It's a must read for anybody in the LGBT community (or allies). You Know Me Well is a delightful book with beautiful imagery and very well-written, gorgeous characters. The characters make unexpected friends over many different twists."—Amani, 15

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  • Throne of Glass

    2012 by Sarah J Maas

    "This book has an incredibly realistic portrayal of a teenage girl who actually became an assassin. The girl, Celaena, finds herself in different and usually complex situations. You will not be able to put this book down and the end will immediately have you reaching for the next one."—Amani, 15

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  • A Court of Thorns and Roses

    2015 by Sarah J Maas

    "A strong teenaged female is solely focused on one thing: survival for her and her family. This book will drag you in and the series will not let you leave. This book is great for anyone who wants a female character that has emotions and actually accepts them."—Amani, 15

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  • Miss Ellicott's School for the Magically Minded

    2017 by Sage Blackwood

    "Miss Ellicott's School for the Magically Minded is a book about a group of girls fighting to save their own world. It's great for anyone who wants an adventure novel crossed magic. It has so many different twists and the characters are incredibly three dimensional."—Amani, 15

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  • I Am Malala : the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban

    2013 by Malala Yousafzai

    "This book shows you that no matter who you are or where you are, you can do anything you want to do as long as you believe in yourself. Malala is an old soul in a young body. You learn a lot in this true story."—Anusha, 12

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  • Uglies

    2005 by Scott Westerfeld

    "This dystopian series tells the story of Tally Youngblood's struggle to escape from a society that wants to change her face to match their idea of beauty. It's great for anyone who likes dystopian, romance, or adventure books."—Abigael, 15

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