Tuesday, July 22, 2014

12 Middle Grade Series About Friendship for Girls

Friendships become more complex as girls enter late elementary school and middle school. The following twelve fictional series explore the many changes, joys, frustrations, and complications that occur in relationships between tween girls.

  • The Snob Squad
    by Julie Anne Peters
    (Book 1: Revenge of the Snob Squad)
    Jenny, Maxine, and Prairie - all outsiders - form an unlikely bond when they take up against the principal's daughter and her friends. 
  • Nerd Girls
    by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
    (Book 1: The Rise of the Dorkosaurus)
    Maureen, Allergy Alice and Beanpole Barbara make a pact to beat the popular girls, known as the ThreePees, in the school talent show.  
  • Dork Diaries
    by Rachel Renee Russell
    (Book 1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life)
    In her daily diary, Nikki Maxwell shares the dorky moments of her life, and comments on her friendship with best friends Chloe and Zoey.

  • The Winnie Years
    by Lauren Myracle
    (Book 1: Eleven)
    Winnie's adolescence is marked by ups and downs, including the loss of her childhood best friend, Amanda, to the popular girls, and the discovery of new friends in outspoken Cinnamon and awkward Dinah.  
  • Alice McKinley
    by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
    (Book 1: The Agony of Alice)
    *Note: Later books in this series are classified as Young Adult.

    Alice and her best friends Pamela and Elizabeth navigate adolescence in this series, where Alice grows up alongside the reader. 
  • Annabelle Unleashed
    by Leslie Margolis
    (Book 1: Boys Are Dogs)
    Annabelle and her new middle school friends discover lots of truths about life and boys.

Browse all my middle grade reviews here.
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