Girl Books: Heroines and Girl Detectives

If your tweens and teens have moved beyond Nancy Drew but aren't quite ready for P.D. James, these girl-centered mysteries are just the thing. With strong heroines and gripping plots, they're bound to keep teens reading.

Browse Girl Books: Heroines and Girl Detectives

AGE
8
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Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
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By Kate Hannigan
(2015)
AGE
12
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Manga, art, and life lessons in topnotch mystery adventure.
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By Diana Renn
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Fun debut of spy school series is OK for tweens.
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By Ally Carter
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Compelling, quirky onion of a mystery.
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By Melissa Kantor, Stella Lennon
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Intriguing, history-minded mystery with a modern twist.
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By Marilyn Nelson, Tonya C. Hegamin
(2008)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Fun, provoking start to dystopian series for teens.
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By Ally Condie
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen must prove she didn't kill parents in taut thriller.
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By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Amnesia's just the half of it for post-coma teen.
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By Mary E. Pearson
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Mix of forbidden romance, drama, and danger; OK for teens.
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By Lauren Oliver
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Boarding school rebel story more insightful than most.
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By E. Lockhart
(2008)

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