This week was a freebie!
I went with Top Ten YA feminist friendly novels.
Disclaimer: These are only ones I have read and make my inner feminist squeal with delight, where as a lot of books makes my inner feminist squirm or yell obscenities. I have plenty more that are recommended to me by feminist friends and bloggers, but alas I have not read them therefore I cannot attest to their strength to be on this list.
My criteria was pretty simple. The female characters are the focus of the story. The MC is proactive in her life and decision making. She is full of action and established personality not in relation to male characters. Gender norms are broken or challenged. They are not Mary Sues.
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
- A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore
- Girl Goddess #9 by Francesca Lia Block
- Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
- The Book Theif by Makus Zusak
- The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
- The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
- The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
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