Girl Power Books
Not just a woman as the main character -- a woman with strength, intelligence and self-respect. If she can outwit the men who get in her way, all the better.
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742 books · 885 voters · list created November 22nd, 2008 by Libby Ames (votes) .
Tags: best, female, teen, ya
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Comments (showing 1-14 of 14) (14 new)

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message 1: by Beth (new)

Beth I don't think Pride and Prejudice belongs on this list. Sure, it's about a strong-willed woman. But the main plot line of the book is about how a strong-minded woman makes several WRONG assumptions and is taught a lesson about prejudice by, umm...a man. I like Lizzie, don't get me wrong. And cudos for refusing to marry Mr. Collins and all that. But girl power? I'd say that's a strech. For girl power, give me Buffy the Vampire Slayer any day.


message 2: by Libby (new)

Libby Ames That's why you need to vote Beth. It weights the votes people give. I agree that it definitely shouldn't be first on the list, but only other votes move it down. Also, I don't think people realize that you can add books of your own to the list and expand it. That's what I really wanted to do--get ideas of more available girl power books.


message 3: by Adam (new)

Adam Haha, this is a great list.


message 4: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Kegans I like this:)


message 5: by Kate (new)

Kate Duerksen Jillian -always aspiring- wrote: "Beth wrote: "I don't think Pride and Prejudice belongs on this list. Sure, it's about a strong-willed woman. But the main plot line of the book is about how a strong-minded woman makes several WRON..."

I read Pride & Prejudice and Zombies and whats lame is its excatly the same except they throw in some fight seens


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

Beth wrote: "I don't think Pride and Prejudice belongs on this list. Sure, it's about a strong-willed woman. But the main plot line of the book is about how a strong-minded woman makes several WRONG assumptions..."

I agree with you Beth.


message 7: by M/Ðɑηηɑ (last edited Jan 15, 2012 09:44AM) (new)

M/Ðɑηηɑ GIRL POWER. WHERE'S

GRACELING?? IT'S T-H-E TOP GIRLPOWERBOOK!

I mean,how comes HG's FIRST? And P&P?! Whaaa..???


message 8: by Rita (last edited Dec 05, 2012 03:20PM) (new)

Rita Why the hell is Twilight here ? Since when does Bella have girl power ? Jesus, I should just kill myself.


message 9: by M/Ðɑηηɑ (new)

M/Ðɑηηɑ Twilight gets in any list there is! 'ya realistic fiction' twilight pops up. PEOPLE, THINK TWICE BEFORE ADDING BOOKS!


message 10: by Rita (new)

Rita 丹娜 wrote: "Twilight gets in any list there is! 'ya realistic fiction' twilight pops up. PEOPLE, THINK TWICE BEFORE ADDING BOOKS!"

We are surrounded by idiots --' !


message 11: by M/Ðɑηηɑ (new)

M/Ðɑηηɑ Rita, what do you mean? You mean that Twilight should be here, or not?


message 12: by Rita (new)

Rita definitely not! Bella is your weird looking, loner girl. After becoming a vamp she does have strength but that's not all that makes a woman have girl power.


message 13: by M/Ðɑηηɑ (new)

M/Ðɑηηɑ Oh, good, I thought you meant otherwise. I'm completely by your side.

Deleted for miscategorizing: Twilight


message 14: by Deborah (new)

Deborah Starling Girl Power!! What a great list :) I recently read an amazing booked that 100% deserves to be on this list called "The Pedestriennes" by author Harry Hall (http://www.pedestriennes.com/) that delves into the mysterious world of female endurance walkers from the 19th century. I had never even known they existed and yet their stories are amazing! This was obviously a highly male dominated time period and these women proved their worth by walking for days straight beating the men's highest records and dealing with injuries, dehydration and illness. Their downfall came from negative publicity that turned the public against them but their stories need to be told. They achieved so much for women at that time and inspired many. I have been recommending this book to everyone and anyone!


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