Recommendations for a 12 year old, strong female main characters needed

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  1. Elia LePhant

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    Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
     
  2. Ephrem Elpidius

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    She is actually going to be very happy tomorrow. Starisght (Skyward Book 2) just shipped today, and arrives tomorrow. I told her she can read it even before I do because I am just so happy she loves reading.

    :clap
     
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    Awesome!! I am also super excited for tomorrow. :D
     
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    Any specific graphic novel recommendations? My daughter (12yo) has read a few ranging from the new Babysitter's Club graphic novels to Hockey!. However we're having a hard time finding others she's particularly interested in. I keep suggesting non-graphic novels, too. However, she promptly asks, "Is it a graphic novel," and then groans when my response is "probably not."

    My son (15yo) likes graphic novels much better than chapter books, too.

    Eta: I'm having them read through a list of Goodreads search results for "graphic novels" to see if anything sounds intriguing, too. **crosses fingers**
     
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    All's Faire in Middle School is a good one.
     
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    Lumberjanes!! They're so good. I guess it's technically a comic series not a graphic novel? Still. They're perfect for a 12 yr old.
     
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    When I was that age my favorite graphic novel was Elfquest :)
     
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    You mentioned she reads at about 7 to 8. May I recommend the Phantom Tollbooth? A classic and a very good read. Another good book, which is a true story is Island of the Blue Dolphin which is about a young girl left alone on an island. I tend to love the classics.
     
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    Another thing that's billed as YA which I loved was Sanderson's Reckoners series. I can't fully remember if there's much violence in the books; it might be more appropriate for teens.
     
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    Animorphs. I will never not take a chance to recommend that one
     
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    I second that. Such a good series and thoughtful ending.
     
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    I love The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia Wrede, fab young adult series!

    Also has she read the Narnia series? I feel those get forgotten sometimes.
     
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    For strong female lead try Vega Jane Series by David Baldacci.
     
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    Anything by Garth Nix, particularly Sabriel and the rest of the Old Kingdom series. I picked that up when I was 11-12. Very strong female leads in that series

    Also, Maria V Snyder's Study series. I love those books.
     
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    I should remember this in a few years for when my daughter is 12.
    If you'd wanted strong female characters in the 7-10 age range, I could probably name a dozen book series that she has read
     
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    What about the Pern books but Anne McCaffrey? Specifically the Harper Hall trilogy (Dragonsong/Dragonsinger/Dragondrums). I don't know if this series is exactly age appropriate or not but I remember loving it as a younger reader.
     
  17. Ephrem Elpidius

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    Wasn't expecting anymore recommendations thanks everyone.

    I can share a couple that my niece has ended up loving if it might help anyone else too, they are her all time favorite books, 'Tales of an 8-Bit Kitten, An Unofficial Minecraft Adventure parts 1 and 2'

    Anything the kids can relate to today really helps them read more, and like most kids my niece loves Minecraft, this is a proper book though, very few pictures, lots of words, so I am thankful to the author who made them, getting kids to read is very difficult in this day and age.
     
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    The Xanth series by Pierce Anthony is fairly good. The entire series is filled with puns (a shoe horn is literally a horn in the shape of a shoe)
     
  19. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

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    Oh my gosh I had forgotten about that series! I loved all the puns!