Hear Me Roar: Great Fiction for Girls

A Curse Dark as Gold

By Elizabeth C. Bunce

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Upon the death of her father, seventeen-year-old Charlotte struggles to keep the family's woolen mill running in the face of an overwhelming mortgage and what the local villagers believe is a curse, but when a man capable of spinning straw into gold appears on the scene she must decide if his help is worth the price. This book won the newly established William C. Morris Award, for debut books of first-time YA authors.
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Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicholson

By Louise Rennison

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Presents the humorous journal of a year in the life of a fourteen-year-old British girl who tries to reduce the size of her nose, stop her mad cat from terrorizing the neighborhood animals, and win the love of handsome hunk Robbie.
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Copper Sun

By Sharon M. Draper

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Two fifteen-year-old girls--one a slave and the other an indentured servant--escape their Carolina plantation and try to make their way to Fort Moses, Florida, a Spanish colony that gives sanctuary to slaves.

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Eon: Dragoneye Reborn

By Alison Goodman (Author)

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Sixteen-year-old Eon hopes to become an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune and learn to be its main interpreter, but to do so will require much, including keeping secret that she is a girl.
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Flygirl

By Sherri L. Smith

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When America enters World War II, the Army creates the Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASP). Having always dreamed of flying, Ida Mae Jones, a young African-American woman, suddenly sees a way to fly as well as do something significant to help her brother stationed in the Pacific.
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Graceling

By Kristin Cashore

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In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king. Graceling has won numerous awards and has been on the New York Times bestseller list.
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Hattie Big Sky

By Krby Larson

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After inheriting her uncle's homesteading claim in Montana, sixteen-year-old orphan Hattie Brooks travels from Iowa in 1917 to make a home for herself.
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The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things

By Carolyn Mackler

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Feeling like she does not fit in with the other members of her family, who are all thin, brilliant, and good-looking, fifteen-year-old Virginia tries to deal with her self-image, her first physical relationship, and her disillusionment with some of the people closest to her.

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

By Ann Brashares

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How can one pair of jeans fit four friends as different as Lena, Bridget, Tibby, and Carmen? As the girls trade the pants back and forth over one magical summer, each explores love, loss, and friendship.
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Undercover

By Beth Kephart

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High school sophomore Elisa is used to observing while going unnoticed except when classmates ask her to write love notes for them, but a teacher's recognition of her talent, a "client's" desire for her friendship, a love of ice skating, and her parent's marital problems draw her out of herself.
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