The Dark-Eyed Mistress of Sweet, Sweet Pain (jenni_the_odd) wrote,
The Dark-Eyed Mistress of Sweet, Sweet Pain
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Giftsmas!

So, I am shopping for Christmas gifts for the family. And GoodShop was brought to my attention. You can choose a school or charity, shop from a fairly large list of stores, and said stores donate a portion of your purchase to the charity or school you chose. The only hassle for you is a couple more clicks. Hooray!

I am slightly perplexed at what to get Emma, though. I can mostly cobble together a good gift haul for her from my own ideas and the list she gives me (sometimes, though, I must say 'no'. This year, it was to a chinchilla. Sorry, kiddo. It looks just a little too much like those stuffed toys Belle loves to destroy). And every year, I get her a few books. Sometimes she reads them, sometimes I suspect they collect dust on her shelves. But I try. In recent years, she seems to be leaning more towards reading than she did as a very young child, for which I am grateful. The other day Mom took her to the bookstore and she bought Othello after declaring the Young Adult section "uninteresting". She has not read Twilight and thinks it sounds pretty awful.

I am leaning towards getting her a book on vegetarianism, mainly how to eat healthily while vegetarian (something we are trying to do with Em. She is a typical teenager and loves junk food, though she is slowly becoming more adventurous in her eating) for teenagers. Mom's biggest concern is that she is not getting enough vitamins/minerals or protein. A friend suggested one, but the reviews indicated that it didn't seem to really be geared towards vegetarians, more towards people who very seldom eat meat. I may ask around in the veggie communities for recommendations.

But I hope to get her at least one other book. So I ask you, FList.
What books would you recommend for an intelligent, slightly geeky 13 year-old girl?

Preferences:
  • A feminist stance. Basically, the women are written as being regular human beings rather than boy-obsessed objects. I know it can be done. It would also be awesome to have a female main character. Might be wishful thinking; there's not near enough fiction out there featuring smart, strong, and female protagonists.
  • Not too mature in theme/content. She's quite grown-up for her age and handles heavy topics fairly well, but she is still a child, and reading should be entertaining.
  • Comics are OK. Duh.

    I am leaning towards a few of the Minx titles, mainly the Plain Janes (which I have read; it is adorable) and Good as Lily. Also thinking she might love Hopeless Savages, but since I own those I can just loan them to her and buy her a copy of her own if she really loves them when I move out.
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