3 YA Trilogies to Empower Your Inner (and Outer) 14-Year-Old Girl

Beach reading season is approaching, and while for some that may mean picking up whatever Oprah gives a nod to this year (does she still do that?), for me it has always meant young adult novels. They are the perfect mix of light, absorbing, and get better a couple of glasses of pinot gris in — especially when the heroine is a badass, empowered teen girl getting her world-changing on. Empowerment is one of those tricky words that means different things to different people. Is it about personal agency? Defying gender or cultural norms? Kicking some literal butt? Trying for …

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