14 Amazing Books Every Girl Should Read Before She Turns 18

I’ve been reading books since before I could remember. There are videos of me as a toddler, sitting on the floor with a pile of picture books in my lap, babbling in baby talk that doesn’t make any sense about a story I was making up as I was staring at the images. One of my favorite home videos of all time is one of my first Christmas mornings, when my parents put piles and piles of toys under the tree – and I snubbed every single one of them for the stack of books they bought me, and wouldn’t even consider opening all of the other gifts until I had “read” every single one of them. As I got older, I read voraciously, spending my allowance on books, carrying them everywhere I went, analyzing the written dialogue, and most importantly, learning.

The books I read growing up helped to shape me into the person I am today. Does that sound corny? Sure, I guess, but it’s true. Books are so, so important. I truly believe that reading is one of the most important things ever! So, I fully support this Ask Reddit thread that asked users what books every teen girl should read at least once. There are honestly so many books teen girls should read that it’s hard to get them all on one list. I have a lot of recommendations, but I’ll stick to just one for now: it’s Anthropology Of An American Girl by Hilary Thayer Hamann, and it’s amazing. It’s a story about a young woman growing up, and how she deals with love, loss, family, and friends. It’s long, but it’s worth the read!

Want some more suggestions for books you have to read, like, now? We’ve got plenty. Here are a few books every girl should read before she turns 18. They’ll change the way you think, they’ll make you feel less alone, and they’re fun. Keep ’em all on your list!

Which one of these books have you read already? What do you think is the best? What other book should be included? Share in the comments.

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