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Goal Oriented Girls

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Teen Fiction with Ambitious, Goal Oriented Female Characters


Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz


When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon


Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley


Enter Title Here by Rahul Kanakia

  • Pub Date: 2016
  • High School Interest


Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian

  • Pub Date: 2010
  • High school interest
  • See also: Senior Year 


The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morill

  • Pub Date: 2017  
  • Middle and high school interest 
  • See also: Historical Fiction
  • Piper is determined to find her missing friend. 


Dancing in the Dark by Robyn Bavati

  • Pub Date: 2013
  • Middle and high school interest
  • See also: Religion, International Setting
  • An Orthodox Jewish girl pursues her dream of ballet in secret because her parents would not approve. 


Mad Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller


Overturned by Lamar Giles

  • Pub Date: 2017
  • High school interest 
  • See also: Long Lost Parent, Trust No One
  • Nikki is determined to figure out what her father was hiding. 


Endangered by Lamar Giles

  • Pub Date: 2015
  • High School Interest 
  • Diversity: Mixed race protagonist 
  • See also: Secrets, Blogs
  • I wrote about it: Books to Keep you Guessing 
  • Lauren Daniels secretly runs a photoblog that specializes in "justice," but someone knows her secret.


This Girl is Different by J.J. Johnson


A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman


Flygirl by Sherri Smith

  • Pub Date: 2009
  • Middle and high school interest
  • See also: Secrets, Historical
  • Ida Mae Jones passes as white to join the WASP during WWII. 


Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi lee

  • Pub Date: 2018
  • High school interest
  • See also: Historical
  • Also listed: Girls on their Own in the Past 
  • Felicity is determined to become a doctor at a time when women are not allowed to study medicine.


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