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Top 10 Books of 2020 for Teens

Hey girls! It's almost 2021, and I just wanted to share with you my favorite books of 2020. I loved all of these books and think they are must-reads. This year has been a crazy one, but you can catch up on some great books while you are stuck at home. If you have read any of these books, let me know how you liked them in the comments below. I hope you all have an incredible new year! God bless!

 

1: Maybe This Time


KASIE WEST

Age Range: 13 and up


This book is a cute story about a girl named Sophie Evens, who lives in a small town in Alabama. She works for the local florist, so she has to be at every major event in her town, and then one day, a famous, wealthy chef comes to help her friend's family restaurant get bigger, and the chef brings along his arrogant son, Andrew Hart.


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2: The Princess


LORI WICK

Age Range: 15 and up

The Princess is a contemporary love story in the land of Pendaran. Shelby Parker lives in a humble little house and lives a good life. She does bible studies with cancer patients at hospitals and helps her father give speeches because he cannot hear, so she provides sign language. Her unique qualities are eventually noticed by the queen and king of the House of Markham.


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3: Cinder


MARRISA MEYER

Age Range: 12 and up


Cinder is the first book in the new series by Marissa Meyer's, The Lunar Chronicles. It is a Cinderella futuristic remake about a gifted mechanic girl who is also a cyborg. The cyborgs are second class citizens who have some mechanical parts in their bodies. Seeing an android walk down the street is just as normal as seeing a human in her world.


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4: 18 Hours To Us


KRISTA NOORMAN

Age Range: 14 and up


18 Hours to Us is a Christian book about a girl, Natalie Rhodes, who struggles with her past and a boy, Colton Daynes, who has his whole future ahead of him but doesn't know what to do. Natalie left her house early one morning to go on a senior class trip, but she got in a car accident with Colton, the football rockstar, and missed their bus.


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5: Catch A Falling Star


KIM CULBERTSON

Age Range: 12 and up


In this charming novel about finding true love and yourself, Carter Moon has her life set up precisely the way she wants it. She lives in a small town called Little, CA, and she works in a small coffee/sandwich shop until Hollywood moves in. Former movie child star Adam Jakes comes to make a cute family Christmas movie after wrecking his reputation.


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6: The Healer's Apprentice


MELANIE DICKERSON

Age Range: 13 and up

A young healer's apprentice named Rose vows that she will never get married until she meets Lord Hamlin, the future ruler of her Village. Lord Hamlin is everything a girl could want. He's kind, understanding, and has great faith in God.She knows that Hamlin can never marry her because she is only an apprentice with no money. He is a Lord who is betrothed.


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7: Love, Life, and the List


KASIE WEST

Age Range: 13 and up


Abby Turner has her whole summer planned out. She will hang out with her three best friends, enter an art show, and help her mom with her anxiety issues. But then she is rejected from the art show because her art has no heart and two of her best friends leave for the whole summer and she's left alone with only one, Cooper.


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8: An Old Fashioned Girl


LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

Age Range: 10 and up

This is a beautiful story by the acclaimed author Louisa May Alcott. An Old-Fashioned Girl is about 14-year-old girl Polly Milton who goes to live with her wealthy cousins in the city for a month. While she's there, Polly realizes that she is quite old-fashioned, but she doesn't mind very much. After Pollys visit with her cousins she goes home and comes back 6 years later.


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9: Seeking Mansfield


KATE WATSON

Age Range: 13 and up

Based on Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, Seeking Mansfield is a delightful book about 16-year-old Finley Price. The only two things that Finley knows how to do is how to direct a world-class production and how to fly way under the radar. The only person who really notices her is her best friend and godparents' son, Oliver Bertram.


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10: Playing By Heart


CARMELA A. MARTINO

Age Range: 12 and up

This book takes place in 18th century Millan. It is about Emilia Salvini who dreams of marrying a man who loves music as much as she does. Emilia is the

"second sister," which means she is most likely to be sent to a convent. Her father does not have enough money to pay for all his daughters to be married, so two must become nuns.


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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!

 



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