Is it just me, or are there more books out there geared towards girls? As the mom of three boys, it seems we are forever looking for something interesting and different to read and too many YA books focus on junior spies or wizards.
Well, I do have nieces and they never seem to struggle to find something good. I wonder if they have read any of the books on this list.
The American Library Association has made a list of amazing audiobooks for young adults. Today the focus is on those more likely to appeal to girls.
The Chosen One: A Novel by Carol Lynch Williams (read by Jenna Lamia) is the story of a 13-year-old girl who is raised in a polygamous community. When she is told she must marry her 60-year-old uncle and become his seventh wife, she realizes that the outside life she has glimpsed through the Mobile Library will not be an option to her unless she can escape.
In the Belly of the Bloodhound: Bloody Jack #4 by L.A. Meyer (read by Katherine Kellgren) is the fourth book in the Bloody Jack series. Jacky Faber is a pirate… and a girl. She must hide from the King of England who has put a price on her head so she hides among the girls at the Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston, which puts them all at risk.
Tree Girl by Ben Mikaelsen (read by Amber Sealey) finds Gabriela climbing tress to be closer to the sky. In the Guatemalan forest, high in her perch, Gabi sees a horribly violent event that wipes out her entire village.
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier (narrated by Kim Mai Guest) takes place at a castle in the woods of Transylvania where five daughters live with their father. During the full moon, the sisters enter a magic portal where they can dance in the Other Kingdom. When their father becomes ill and cousin Cezar arrives, his motives are questioned and the Other Kingdom is threatened. I imagine that girls who enjoy fairy tale type settings will enjoy this intriguing story.
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen (narrated by Rachel Botchan) follows Auden through her summer with her father and his new family. She connects with Eli, and they roam the nights together and help each other through their difficult life issues.
Boys are Dogs by Leslie Margolis (read by Ellen Grafton) refers to Annabelle’s discovery of what happens in a co-ed middle school by when she transfers from her all girls elementary school. The novel may help some girls who are apprehensive about middle school and navigating the new waters of teen life.
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