Here are some books similar to What Every Girl (Except Me) Knows! Some classics that you might have missed, as well as some newer titles that are sure to grab you!
I Am the Wallpaper, by Mark Peter Hughes.
Thirteen-year-old Floey Packer, jealous of her attractive and popular older sister, shares her home with two younger cousins and experiences a summer vacation filled with embarrassing events, with herself as the star.
The Leanin’ Dog, by K.A. Nuzum ..
(this is a brand-new favorite!!)
In wintry Colorado during the 1930s, eleven-year-old Dessa Dean mourns the death of her beloved mother, but the arrival of an injured dog and the friendship they form is just what they need to change their lives forever.
Millicent Min, girl genius by Yee, Lisa.
(A fun, fast read!)
Millicent Min is having a bad summer. Her fellow high school students hate her for setting the curve. Her fellow 11-year-olds hate her for going to high school. And her mother has arranged for her to tutor Stanford Wong, the poster boy for Chinese geekdom. But then Millie meets Emily. Emily doesn't know Millicent's IQ score. She actually thinks Millie is cool. And if Millie can hide her awards, ignore her grandmother's advice, swear her parents to silence, blackmail Stanford, and keep all her lies straight, she just might make her first friend.What's it gong to take? Sheer genius.
Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson .
(If you haven't read this yet, you need to!)
In this classic novel, the friendship between young Jess and Leslie grows as they meet in Terabithia--their secret hiding place.
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo.
The summer Opal and her father, the preacher, move to a small town in Florida, Opal goes into a supermarket and comes out with a dog, a dog she spontaneously names Winn-Dixie. Because of Winn-Dixie, the preacher finally tells Opal ten things about her absentee mother-one for every year that Opal has been alive. Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal meets Miss Franny Block, who once fought off a bear with a copy of War and Peace; Gloria Dump, who is nearly blind but sees with her heart; and the ex-con Otis, who sets his pet-shop animals loose after hours and lulls them with his guitar. Opal spends all that sweet summer collecting stories about her new friends and thinking about her mother. But because of Winn-Dixie, or perhaps because she has grown, Opal learns that friendship-and forgiveness-can sneak up on you like a sudden summer storm.
Pictures of Hollis Woods, by Patricia Reilly Giff.
Hollis Woods is where she was abandoned, and is now her name. At twelve years old, she's been in more foster homes than she can remember. But when she's sent to Josie, an elderly artist who is quirky and affectionate, Hollis wants to stay.
Criss-Cross, by Lynne Rae Perkins.
(this summary doesn't do this awesome book justice! A great summer story about friendship and growing up)
Teenagers in a small town in the 1960s experience new thoughts and feelings, question their identities, connect, and disconnect as they search for the meaning of life and love.