Wonder Women

6 teen books featuring amazing young women

Looking back on literature over the decades, as a female, I feel proud to be able to pinpoint a wealth of strong, capable girls depicted in the pages. My list is in honor of these timeless heroines, all the more magnificent for being strong, self-possessed and in some cases, ahead of their time.

Merlin's Keep cover

1. Merlin's Keep

Madeleine Brent

2. The Diddakoi

Rumer Godden

3. A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L'Engle
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maude Montgomery

4. Anne of Green Gables

L. M. Montgomery
Little Women cover

6. Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

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Emily Murdoch
Emily Murdoch

Emily Murdoch is a writer and poet. She is passionate about animal welfare and offers sanctuary to abused and abandoned horses on her family ranch in rural Arizona. Her first novel, If You Find Me, was published in May 2013.