I saw my young family friend Carly today, and among other things, we had a nice chat about books–what she likes to read and what she is reading in class this year. And she asked me for some suggestions. She is an avid reader and likes books somewhat above her fifth grade level, like so many girls her age. She told me that she loves Wendy Mass, and prefers realistic fiction (though I was trying really hard to sell her on some fine dystopian or fantasy lit ). I thought I would share my official StorySnoops reply to Carly publicly because she is part of a pretty large demographic of girls who have similar reading parameters. So Carly, for you and anyone else who shares your taste in books, here are our collective StorySnoops thoughts for books you might enjoy. These cover a wide range of subjects and all come highly recommended. A couple of them even push the boundary a little bit into the fantasy genre, just in case you want to branch out. And if anyone has anything else to add to this list, don’t be shy!
And of course, in case you haven’t read them all, here’s our list of books by Wendy Mass You may also want to check out this list of books for Tween Girls Reading Up. So much good stuff to read, and so little time. Enjoy, Carly!