Five books every teenage girl will want this Christmas
Books make the perfect stocking fillers - here are five of the most popular titles for teenage girls this Christmas.
1. The Lifeboat Clique by Kathy Parks
It reads like a combination of Mean Girls and The Life of Pi. This story is hilariously dark. It focuses on teenager Denver who sneaks off to a Malibu beach party. A tsunami hits and leaves Denver stranded with her crush and her enemies on a boat of castaways.
This novel will grip you with dark questions: Will dehydration kill Denver? Or the person she considered her friend?
2. Die for Me by Amy Plum
When Kate’s parents tragically die in a car accident, she and her sister are shipped off to live with their grandparents in Paris, the city of love.
Kate wants to survive with her love of art and reading until she finds Paris isn't all what it seems, in fact one person points that out clearly for her. Vincent seems set on melting Kate’s frozen heart until she discovers it's not just the city that's been lying, Vincent has been keeping secrets from her too.
3. The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong
Maya thinks the strangest thing about her is the fact she lives in a medical research town with less than two hundred people. After mysterious deaths and friends issues everything begins to blur, that is, until Rafe comes along and shows her that there’s a lot more to the paw-print birthmark on her hip. Soon it’s easy to figure out that her town has a lot of secrets that it doesn't want its teens to know.
4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Recently released as a movie this novel has been very popular since it was published in 2011. This novel follows Jacob Portman, who travels to a remote island in Wales to combat his depression and figure out the meaning behind his grandfather's final words “Rosebud”. Confronted by children like those from the stories his grandfather told him about when he was kid, Jacob finds himself on a chase through the woods with the destination, September 3rd 1940 etched on his mind.
5. Assuming Names by Tanya Thompson
Assuming Names is the true story of a young con artist. At 15, the protagonist of the story ran away from home and took on the title of a Countess, fooling everyone from the FBI to Inerpol, as well as a number of high-profile celebrities. It's an exciting tale full of masterful intrigue. It's based on a true story too - a perfect page-turner.