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

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  1. Elia LePhant

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  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.

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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.