This article showcases our top picks for the Books For 15 Year Old Girls. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below).
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Big Bones by Laura Dockrill
This product was recommended by Stephen Curry from CocoSign
This is the best book for 15-year-olds as it talks about social and family issues. Most girls have begun a different face in life and started to know themselves better at this age. The book shares an exciting story about Bluebelle (BB), a 16-year old overweight girl. She was told she was obese and instructed to lose weight with the help of a food diary. However, BB was pleased with her appearance and never used the food diary as instructed but to tell her everyday stories. Any 15-year old girl can learn a lot about body positivity, self-confidence, and appreciating who they are even more.
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
This product was recommended by Tara Orcutt from Veggies Licious
The first book in this series is an epic phenomenon that puts a new spin on the fantasy genre. The novel is inspired by the author’s West African upbringing and deals with injustice, discrimination, and a quest for change. This engrossing book has received a lot of praise, and if your teenager enjoys it, book two in the series is also available.
Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
This product was recommended by Cindy Corpis from SearchPeopleFree
It’s a story of unforgettable bravery, grief, and love in impractical timesGirl in the Bluecoat, which is a robust compelling coming-of-age story that drive wedge between the dark and perilous backdrop of World War II. Such a robust story showcases guilt, acceptance, and enhancing responsibilities, and reluctant heroism under worrisome situations. It is a jarring reminder of how war happens and changes the passions of regular life. Every destructive moment of this book is powerful.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
This product was recommended by Eden Cheng from PeopleFinderFree
This is a classic novel that tells the tale of four devoted sisters – Jo, Beth, Meg, and Amy – and while it can be quite hilarious, at times, there are sad moments in there as well as the narrative seeks to teach young women that growing up isn’t always easy, as readers follow the sisters from adolescence to adulthood, with all the joy and sorrow of life in between. It especially emphasizes how one can remain a good and moral person, and reminds the reader of how wealth is not a guarantee of happiness, but rather the support of family is what is more important and valuable, thereby giving young girls the opportunity to truly learn complex and enriching lessons.
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
This product was recommended by Shiv Gupta from Incrementors
This 2013 book by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Yousafzai (who was targeted by the Taliban for her outspokenness about the significance of girls’ education) is incredibly inspirational and should be mandatory reading for any young person as a first-person account of how, with passion and dedication, anybody can change the world.
The House on Mango Street By Sandra Cisneros
This product was recommended by Shiv Gupta from Incrementors
This book is a classic for a reason. It is told in a succession of smaller, more in-depth and detailed chapters, which may be a new approach for young readers. In this 110-page book, the main character, a young Latina girl in Chicago, is coming of age and, like your own adolescent, determining who and what she will become. This is a title that your child will want to read more than once since it is relatable and engaging.
The Art of Stone Skipping and Other Fun Old-Time Games by Jayne Jaudon Ferrer
This product was recommended by Jayne Jaudon Ferrer from Your Daily Poem
Did you know hopscotch started out as a military training exercise for Roman soldiers? That a goldfish can live more than 40 years? And that the current record for stone skipping is 51 skips? These and other fun facts are included–along with detailed instructions, fascinating trivia, and cool retro illustrations, of games that have been played and loved for hundreds (sometimes thousands!) of years–in THE ART OF STONE SKIPPING AND OTHER FUN OLD-TIME GAMES. Kirkus Reviews calls it a wonderful resource and School Library Journal calls it fun to read and even more fun to put into practice. Divided into seven sections–Ball Games, By Myself Games, Brain Games, Car Games, Card Games, Group Games, and Partner Games–the book offers 177 pages of complete instructions, fun facts, and intriguing trivia. Not a single game requires batteries or electricity, nor do they require anything but the most minimal equipment (a ball, deck of cards, etc.).
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
This product was recommended by Daniel Boyer from Farr Institute
Main character in this book is a young Latina girl, growing up in Chicago, the happiness and heartbreak she experienced when she was young. It may help 15 year old girls learn how to deal with life experiences and what freedom entails.
Your Adventure to Happiness Teen by Zakiyya Rosebelle
This product was recommended by Zakiyya Rosebelle from Happy Rosy Day
It’s a modern-day fairytale with self-love, adventure, and you as the main character. It is about learning to love yourself, following your dreams, and beautifying your life so you can discover true happiness from within. It’s a must-read for every 15 year old.
The Tao of Hoop by Ann Humphreys
This product was recommended by Ann Humphreys from Line & Circle
This book is a powerful personal memoir recounting both a teenager’s shocking loss of her father from a brain tumor and the PTSD that followed, but also how she found her way to deeper layers of healing upon finding the hula-hoop fifteen years later. The friend who led her to the hula-hoop–a uniquely talented Cree artist who also happened to be living with a brain tumor–emerges as the hero of this brief, poignant, and gripping story. The book’s primary message–a timely and important one for teen girls–is that feelings are meant to be felt. Analyzing and solving emotions are really attempts to avoid the subjective experience of feeling them. This book reminds teenagers that no matter what losses and pains they might experience, the path to healing runs through the harrowing but ultimately healing experience of feeling our emotions fully.
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul by Jack Canfield
This product was recommended by Nahyun Barbuto from Lifting Motherhood
I recommend Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul because I am a 28 year old woman who was given this book by my own mother. And I whole-heartedly believe that it helped me to learn more about myself and navigate my way into a life as a teenager. As a teen, you go through so many mixed emotions, rush of hormones, and a lot of body changes. This book will have your teens hooked and stirring up great conversations and discussions that can ultimately improve relationships with them.
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
This product was recommended by Harriet Chan from CocoFinder
Liz Light, a shy and uncomfortable girl, can’t wait to get out of her hometown and pursue her dreams of performing in the symphony at her dream school and one day becoming a doctor. Financial difficulties jeopardize Liz’s goals, so she decides to run for prom queen in the hopes of obtaining a scholarship that will help her. Liz, who has dealt with trolls and ridicule from her peers, sees Mack, a new student, as a light at the end of the storm. The only problem is that Mack also decides to run for prom queen.
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
This product was recommended by Lynda Fairly from Numlooker
The book takes place in Sudan. It is a person’s story of how he and many other Africans live in what we call starvation and he has to walk to water every day which is 4 miles. The book shows how desperate people were for food and drink in order to survive, and that they did not have much to eat or drink. An important lesson from this novel is that you need to be grateful for what you have in life. Even today there are many people who do not have what they need to survive.
To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee
This product was recommended by Hitesh Patel from RRP Jewellers
This is a must-read for anyone with a kid in intermediate or junior high school. I recall reading this piece while I was in grade 8. It included words like ramshackle, arbitrate, foray, condescend, unsullied, persecute, annoy, scamper, idiotic, and others that are appropriate for eighth-grade vocab. Not to add, the storyline was well-crafted and engaging, with a wonderful concept and underlying moral. Yes, this novel may make readers uneasy, but that is precisely the aim. I will highly urge young people in the 7th, 8th, and 9th grade(s) and others to read this novel. This novel is on my top 25 list of books to reread. This is a fantastic book for youngsters who comprehend (or want to learn) the past of discrimination and bigotry in America, and it can be a wonderful way for parents to discuss how culture has evolved with their children.
The Teen Girl’s Survival Guide by Lucie Hemmen PhD
This product was recommended by David Adler from The Travel Secret
A book that is not only interesting but also educational for 15-year-old girls is the teen girls survival guide. At this age adolescence begins, which is a challenging time especially for girls. This book aims to give girls a way to identify with themselves while also providing a guide to creating good relationships and dealing with social stress. The best thing is that the expert author explains several situations and tips in a very fun way so that girls can enjoy reading, identify themselves and learn how to deal with this beautiful time of life in a calmer way.
The Last Gambit by Om Swami
This product was recommended by Komal R from os.me
The life of a teenager, huh? It’s filled with sweet ups and downs. Yet, The Last Gambit discusses it all. Dive into this masterpiece, as Vasu goes through his first soft and fluffy romance while at the same time pursuing his dreams, alongside his wise chess master. This book is entirely focused on the perspective of a teenager, his experiences with love, success, failure and the common hurdles of life, on his way towards his Chess dreams. All these, along with the deep nuggets of wisdom which will steer the reader towards their hidden potential, in this beautifully written book, makes it ideal for any 15-year-old girl. Inspiring, moving and fun, The Last Gambit is a beautiful story which will leave you feeling warm, light and speechless.
The Book of Kindness by Om Swami
This product was recommended by Komal R from os.me
Are we supposed to give in to peer pressure, or should we choose kindness and be at peace instead? Such is life: full of dilemmas! And the tragedy is that life never comes with a manual. But rest assured, there’s hope. With real, inspiring, life-changing anecdotes, The Book of Kindness, demonstrates that compassion and gentleness are the way to go, no matter what. Its gentle guidance gives a new insight on life, and fulfilment as it helps us unleash our potential to be happy and make others happy through kindness. It’s an ideal book for our current 15-year-old ladies, who despite their gentle hearts, may be lost in the maze of life, wishing they had the wisdom to make better decisions in this complex life of a teenager. A short, light, and insightful read which can only leave teenagers transformed.