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Tween Girls- Last Minute Gifts

By Isabel Kallman

Picture%209.pngI was at the bookstore this past weekend with some tween girls (the girls are older tweens – they’re 12-15 years old). In case you need some last minute gifts, here are the top 3 books that are on their “Gotta Read List” this week! Or if you’re shopping after the holiday with their gift cards, show them what a cool mom you are and lead them to these books. I love it when they wonder, “How does she know about this?”
1. Girls who want to hang out with southern girls, are picking The Peaches Series. It’s about three very different girls: Birdie would rather eat Thin Mints and sulk in the A/C. Leeds would prefer to sneak off with her boyfriend, Rex. Murphy would much rather cause a little mischief. Together these three girls discover the secret to finding the right boy (Hey, I have some friends that should read this!), making the truest of friends, and picking the perfect Georgia peach.
2. Girls who love the supernatural, went with Love is Hell. Reviews from the book’s website: Sure, love is hell. But it,s totally worth it. In these supernatural stories by five of today’s hottest writers—Melissa Marr (Wicked Lovely), Scott Westerfeld (Specials), Justine Larbalestier (Magic or Madness), Gabrielle Zevin (Elsewhere), and Laurie Faria Stolarz (Blue is for Nightmares)—love may be twisted and turned around, but it’s more potent than ever on its quest to conquer all.
From two students who let the power of attraction guide them to break the hard-and-fast rules of their world to the girl who falls hard for a good-looking ghost with a score to settle, the clever, quirky characters in this exciting collection will break your heart, then leave you believing in love more than ever.
3. Ink Exchange is the sequel to one of their favorite books, Wicked Lovely (for girls 12+): This is a review from one of the girls: “After everything that happened to her friend Aislinn, Leslie is questioning the paranormal stuff that is happening around her. It started off as getting a simple tattoo, a tattoo that would be a part of her forever, and the one that she chose changed her life and she is sucked into a world full of fairies and hard decisions. If you read Wicked Lovely, you will devour the Ink Exchange, it’s an amazing sequel.”


Isabel Kallman
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Isabel Kallman

Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.


Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.

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Please share my thanks with your shopping guides 🙂 I was directed to your blog, & I must say that I was thrilled to read the summary of INK–and that they enjoyed WL.
Happy Winter Holidays to you & to them.