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60+ Clean Books and Book Series for Middle School Girls

Updated: Dec 17, 2023



📚 Hello, fellow book lovers! 📖✨ Ready to spice up your reading game? Well, here’s the ultimate list of 60+ mind-blowing clean books and series made just for middle school girls ages 11-14! 


I have personally read and rated every single one of these books, and I am telling you that you are in for a real treat! Each book is clean and arranged by age and whether it is a standalone or a part of a book series. The books range from fun Catholic/Christian novels, swoon-worthy romances, time-traveling historical vibes, mind-bending dystopian sagas, and fantasy fun to everything in between!


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I hope you all enjoy this book list I put together and leave a comment below if you have any more book suggestions. (Look for the titles with an *asterisk; those ones are my favorite)!


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Stand Alone Novels (Ages 11-12):


*Walk Two Moons

SHARON CREECH

Age Range: 11/12 and up


Walk Two Moons is a funny and bittersweet awarding-winning novel about a girl and her story.


 

*Not If I Save You First

ALLY CARTER

Age Range: 12 and up


Bestselling author Ally Carter writes an adventurous stand-alone novel, Not If I Save You First, about the president's son and the bodyguard's daughter.


 

*Playing By Heart

CARMELA A. MARTINO

Age Range: 12 and up


In 18th century Millan a girl dreams of marrying a man who loves music as much as she does, but she might be forced to be a nun instead.


 

*Freckles

GENE STRATTON PORTER

Age Range: 10 and up


Freckles is an American classic written in 1904, about a young man who has one hand and no name.


 

Ashes, Ashes

JO TREGGIARI

Age Range: 12 and up


A plague kills 99 percent of the world and against all odds Lucy survives. When Lucy feels that it will be okay, new dangers arise that may be more dangerous than the end of the world.


 

*Catch A Falling Star

KIM CULBERTSON

Age Range: 12 and up


Carter Moon has her life set up precisely the way she wants it until Hollywood star Adam Jakes comes to make a movie in her small town.


 

Right Where I Belong

KRISTA MCGEE

Age Range: 11 and up


Right Where I Belong is a Christian book about finding God's path for you and then following Him.


 

*An Old-Fashioned Girl

LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

Age Range: 10 and up


A beautiful classic by the acclaimed author Louisa May Alcott about 14-year-old Polly as she matures into a women.


 

*A Girl of the Limberlost

GENE STRATTON PORTER

Age Range: 12 and up


A classic about a poor girl uses the resources around her to pay for school and finds love at the end.


 

*They Loved to Laugh

KATHRYN WORTH

Age Range: 12 and up


A 16-year-old girl doesn't know what it means to truly laugh until she goes to live with a Quaker family with five brothers.


 

*Fever 1793

LAURIE HALSE ANDERSON

Age Range: 11 and up


One girl's story and struggle as she survives the 1793 yellow fever epidemic.


 

Listen to Your Heart

KASIE WEST

Age Range: 12 and up


A shy girl is chosen to give advice and be the host for her schools podcast.

 

Stand Alone Novels (Ages 13-14):


The Shadow of the Bear

REGINA DOMAN

Age Range: 13/14 and up


The Shadow of the Bear is a fanciful contemporary retelling of the Grimm Snow White and Rose Red fairytale.


 

*Suitors and Sabotage

CINDY ANSTEY

Age Range: 13/14 and up


Suitors and Sabotage is an entertaining historical book about an artist and a suitor's brother.


 

*Maybe This Time

KASIE WEST

Age Range: 13 and up


Maybe This Time is a cute contemporary romance about a small town girl and an arrogant new boy.


 

*Fawkes

NADINE BRANDES

Age Range: 13/14 and up


Thomas must choose: join his father and kill the king or join Emma and betray everything he has ever known.

 

The Poppy and the Rose

ASHLEE COWLES

Age Range: 14 and up


A story of two girls in different periods trying to pull their life back together amid tragedy.


 

*On The Fence

KASIE WEST

Age Range: 13 and up


On The Fence is a sweet read about a girl named Charlotte Reynolds, AKA Charlie and the boy next door.


 

*A Song for the Stars

ILIMA TODD

Age Range: 12/13 and up


A Song for the Stars is a sweet historical Hawaiian romance based on a true story.


 

Sense and Sensibility

JANE AUSTEN

Age Range: 13 and up


Sense and Sensibility is another timeless classic by the esteemed author Jane Austen about status, money, and love.


 

The Distance Between Us

KASIE WEST

Age Range: 13 and up


The Distance Between Us is an entertaining book about a poor girl falling for a rich boy.

 

Long May She Reign

RHIANNON THOMAS

Age Range: 13 and up


When Freya, 23rd in line, suddenly finds herself, Queen, she must do everything in her power to save her kingdom and herself.


 

The Fill-in Boyfriend

KASIE WEST

Age Range: 13 and up


Miss popular is dumped before prom in the parking lot and needs to get a fake boyfriend fast.

 

*Pride and Prejudice

JANE AUSTEN

Age Range: 12/13 and up


Pride and Prejudice is one of the best-written books in English literature by accomplished author Jane Austen.


 

Silence

DEBORAH LYTTON

Age Range: 12/13 and up


Silence is a cheesy but cute story about a girl, the loss of her hearing, and a boy who could help.


 

The Possibility of Now

KIM CULBERTSON

Age Range: 12/13 and up


The Possibility of Now is a fun novel with an original story about the point of a hard working life.


 

The Mystery of Alice

LEE BACON

Age Range: 13 and up


A strange scholarship, an unusual school, a missing girl is all in The Mystery of Alice. An exciting story that will keep you on the edge of your seat.


 

*P.S. I Like You

KASIE WEST

Age Range: 13 and up


P.S. I Like You, is a cute story about Lily Abbott, an aspiring musician and a secret pen-pale.


 

*Where You Lead

LESLEA WAHL

Age Range: 13 and up


Sixteen-year-old Eve Donahue believes that she has had a vision from God about a boy named Nick.


 

What Light

JAY ASHER

Age Range: 13 and up


A Christmas story about a girl with a Christmas tree farm and a boy with a haunted past.


 

Better Off Friends

ELIZABETH EULBERG

Age Range: 13/14 and up


Better Off Friends is an exciting story about two best friends over the course of four years.


 

*Mara, Daughter of the Nile

ELOISE JARVIS McGRAW

Age Range: 13 and up


Mara, Daughter of the Nile, is about a beautiful slave girl and a revolution to overthrow the pharaoh.


 

The Destiny of Sunshine Ranch

T. M. GAOUETTE

Age Range: 13 and up


Benedict has once again changed foster homes and can't imagine that the next one will be better when he goes to Sunshine Ranch.


 

*Murder on the Orient Express

AGATHA CHRISTIE

Age Range: 13 and up


Murder on the Orient Express is the story of the terrific murder on a train, where anyone could be the killer.


 

By Your Side

KASIE WEST

Age Range: 13 and up


By Your Side is an entertaining book about a girl who gets stuck in the library over the weekend.

 

An Ivy Hill Christmas

JULIE KLASSEN

Age Range: 13/14 and up


An Ivy Hill Christmas is an excellent book with beautiful Christmas traditions.

 

*Catherine of Siena

SIGRID UNDSET

Age Range: 14 and up


An incredible and moving story about the holy and pious St. Catherine of Siena.

 

To Best the Boys

MARY WEBER

Age Range: 14 and up


An interesting fantasy about a girl who enters a boys-only test in the hopes of saving her mother.

 

The Light In Hidden Places

SHARON CAMERON

Age Range: 14 and up


Based on a true story in World War II about a 16-year-old Catholic girl hiding Jews.

 

Love, Life, and the List

KASIE WEST

Age Range: 14 and up


A cute summer read about a girl falling for her bestfriend and being told she has no heart in her paintings.


 

Seeking Mansfield

KATE WATSON

Age Range: 14 and up


Seeking Mansfield is a delightful book based on Jane Austen's Mansfield Park.


 

First Book of Each Book Series (Ages 11-12):


L.M. MONTGOMERY

Age Range: 10/11 and up


Emily of New Moon is a wonderful story about a girl who is orphaned and then moves in with her aunts and uncle.

 

Five Little Peppers and How They Grew

MARGARET SIDNEY

Age Range: 8/9 and up


A delightful classic that shows a low-income family and how they make the best things.


 

*Eight Cousins

LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

Age Range: 10 and up


The well-known acclaimed author Louisa May Alcott wrote a beautiful story about an orphaned girl and her cousins.


 

An Uncertain Choice

JODY HEDLUND

Age Range: 12 and up


Lady Rosemary has her life all laid out for her, but then an old friend comes and changes everything.


 

*Worst Enemies/Best Friends

ANNIE BRYANT

Age Range: 12 and up


Charlotte's life is over when she moves schools but decides it might not be so bad after meeting some friends.


 

*Curse of the Arctic Star

CAROLYN KEENE

Age Range: 11 and up


Nancy and her friends take a relaxing cruise but when mysterious things start to happen, they realize that it might not be a coincidence they are on that ship.


 

First Book of Each Book Series (Ages 13-14):

The Perfect Blindside

LESLEA WAHL

Age Range: 12 and up


The Perfect Blindside is a Catholic mystery novel about a small-town girl who wants to be a photographer and a guy who is a famous gold medal Olympic snowboarder.


 

*The Healer's Apprentice

MELANIE DICKERSON

Age Range: 13 and up


The Healer's Apprentice is a creative retelling of a classic fairy tell of Sleeping Beauty.

 

*Cinder

MARISSA MEYER

Age Range: 12 and up


Cinder is a Cinderella futuristic remake about a gifted mechanic girl who is also a cyborg.

 

Love, Lucas

CHANTELE SEDGWICK

Age Range: 13 and up


Love, Lucas is a moving story about a girl trying to live again after the death of her brother and best friend.

 

Ruby in the Water

J.P. STERLING

Age Range: 12 and up


Ruby in the Water is an excellent story about a mother and her boy.


 

Secrets: Visible & Invisible

CORINNA TURNER, CYNTHIA T. TONEY, THERESA LINDEN, etc.

Age Range: 13 and up


Seven fantastic Catholic teen anthologies that teach lessons about secrets both hidden and known.


 

Court of Swans

MELANIE DICKERSON

Age Range: 13 and up


The first book in a new fairytale romance series by bestselling author Melanie Dickerson.


 

*Pivot Point

KASIE WEST

Age Range: 13 and up


When faced with a choice, Addies able to look into her future and see the different outcomes.


 

It Started With Goodbye

CHRISTINA JUNE

Age Range: 13 and up


It Started With Goodbye is a contemporary romance novel based on the classic fairy tale of Cinderella.


 

Not Your Average Fairy Tale

CHANTELE SEDGWICK

Age Range: 13 and up


An original fairy tale about a boy who gives happy ever afters and a girl who doesn't believe in happy endings.

 

Waterfall

LISA T. BERGREN

Age Range: 13/14 and up


Waterfall is a fun time travel book about two sisters traveling to 14th century Italy in the midst of a great battle.

 

*A Time to Die

NADINE BRANDES

Age Range: 13 and up


A Christian dystopian about a girl who has one more year to live and tries to make the most of it.

 

Hidden: Don't Fear the Unseen

VERITY LUCIA

Age Range: 14 and up


High Schooler Clare suddenly finds her life changed when she finds glasses that see into the spiritual world.

 

A World Such as Heaven Intended

AMANDA LAUER

Age Range: 14 and up


A Civil War romance following a girl from the Confederate side and a guy from the Union.

 

If you have read these book, let me know in the comments below. I'd love to hear your thoughts! What was the best book or books you read this year? Let me know, and I'll add it to my list to read! Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you're here!