When students are asked what is their Favourite book, here are the girls answers:

Girls aged 11 and 12

Finding Father, by Pauline Cartwright
Fiddlesticks, by Alan Fraser
The Priests of Ferris, by Maurice Gee
Mother Stone, by Maurice Gee
Once, by Morris Gleitzman
With Lots of Love From Georgia, by Brigid Lowry
“Tomorrow” series, by John Marsden
Aldophus Tips, by Michael Morpurgo
Ways to Live Forever, by Sally Nicholls
“Goosebumps”, by R. L. Stine
Candyfloss, by Jacqueline Wilson

For Girls aged 13 and 14

Chinese Cinderella, by Adeline Yen Mah
Shearwater Bell , by Margareth Beames
Tiger Eyes, by Judy Blume
Dear Mr. Sprouts, by Errol Broome
Missing Judy
Love letters, by Anne Cassidy
Across the Nightingale Floor, by Lian Hearn
Pip: The Story of Olive, by Kim Kane
Good Night Mr. Tom, by Marjorie Magorian
Peter Pan in Scarlet, by Geraldine McCaughrean
Twilight, by Stephanie Meyer
Hunted, by Chris Ryan
A Series of Unfortunate Events, by Lemony Snicket
The Polar Express, by Chris van Allsburg
The Diamond Girls, by Jacqueline Wilson

For Girls aged 15 and +

A child called “It”, by Dave Pelzer
Bent Not Broken, by Lauren Roche
Ravens Gate, by Anthony Horowitz
The Thin line, by V. R. Joseph
Plain Truth, by Jodi Picoult
Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone, by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince, by J. K. Rowling
Third Degree, by Tania Roxborough
Fairest, by Gail Carson Levene

(You can find the list of Favourite books for boys on this blog, published in February 2009)

Is YOUR favourite book not listed? Leave a comment to add it…

3 thoughts on “Favourite books for Girls

  1. Be aware: Peter Pan in Scarlet, though “official” has many mistakes in it from J.M. Barrie’s original stories. Pretty sad.

    Check out this one, instead. And it has a strong female characters, too!



  2. Thank you for your comment -the first on Maclic blog :). I will get a copy of Peter Pan’s NeverWorld, by Peter Von Brown.

    It is also the occasion to get back to the basics and read the original Peter Pan as the Disney version might well be all what children know.

    And maybe discuss them in our book club…

  3. That sounds great! Kind of a Book Club “Theme” 🙂
    I think you’ll find that the original story by J.M. Barrie is much deeper, darker and bittersweet than you remember/imagine.

    Happy reading! 😀

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