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5 books loaded with some serious girl power


Here at GL, we are all about spreading some serious girl power. Nothing’s better than being able to read about a totally awesome girl character who stands for what she believes in and never loses hope. And we want you to read about them, too! 

These books are perf to dig into while bundled up next to the fire, or even for that necessary study break. From princesses to everyday gals, these characters leave us with the feeling that we can rule the world.


Which book gives you a dose of some serious girl power? Share in the comments below.


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    Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

    Ella Enchanted is about a totally awesome girl with some unusual powers. She lives with her scary stepmother and mean stepsisters, but she doesn’t let that bring her down. We read through Ella’s life and how she was able to figure out who she truly is—and stand up to those who put her down in the process. We love Ella’s determination, loyalty and style. 

    Grab the book here!

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    The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen 

    Sarah Dessen is a great author who is all about girls fighting for what they want. In The Moon and More, we follow Emaline and how she must choose to follow her heart or her mind. Does she go off to school with Leo, or does she stay with Luke, her longtime boyfriend and best friend? Emaline must learn to do what is best for herself rather than others and live the life that she wants. 

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    Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

    Stargirl is new at Mica High School and is definitely making a name for herself by wearing vibrant colors and playing the ukulele. At first, the students at Mica accepted Stargirl for what made her different, but suddenly she becomes an outcast. Stargirl must remain true to who she is and rise above the pressures to be just like everyone else.

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    Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery 

    In this classic book, we read about Anne’s life as an orphan and how she begins to live with a new family. While conflicts arise, Anne must make the best of every situation and learn how to love herself daily. With the help of her newfound friends and family, Anne is able to have the life she always wanted.

    Grab the book here!

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    The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

    This book takes us back to 1964 in South Carolina where racism was at its height. We join Lilly Collins as she tries to break away from her violent father and go with Rosaleen, her “stand-in mother.” Lilly’s mother died when she was 4 and Lilly is determined to uncover the truth. In this tale of tragedy, friendship and love, we witness her transformation from a young scared girl into a confident and determined young woman. (Editor’s note: be sure to get your parents’ permission before picking up this book.)

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by Caitlin Moynihan | 2/1/2016