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5 Inspirational Series For Young Girls

Happy Monday Everyone :)

Thanks so much for joining me today on the Preppy Book Princess.

It's officially fall, it's the start of another beautiful week, and I'm excited to be spending it with you all.

I had a really good few days away with my hubby, and was so thankful for that quiet time we had together. This week I'm looking forward to decorating our home with all the lovely fall decor we picked up at Michael's while we we were gone, and I look forward to sharing some pics with you guys in a later post, once I get it all put up.

For today's post I wanted to talk about inspirational recommended series for younger teenage girls. As a young girl, I devoured so many books it's honestly hard to even remember them all. I adored The Baby Sitters Club, The Baby Sitter's Little Sister, Sweet Valley, Sleepover Friends, Nancy Drew, The Saddle Club, Silver Blades.....honestly the list could go on and on.

However, I absolutely loved reading inspirational books that left me feeling closer to God, and lifted my spirits, and never left me having to feel guilty about any of the content featured in the said books.

In this day and age, with the amount of dark content that's even being pushed into children's books, I feel it's even more important to encourage young teenage girls to read things that will strengthen their faith rather than weaken or test it, and today I'd like to share with you all some of my favorite inspirational series that I enjoyed while growing up.

1) The Christy Miller and Sierra Jensen series by Robin Jones Gunn:

Of all the series I read growing up, I can honestly say that the Forever Friends novels by Robin Jones Gunn are probably the ones that had the biggest impact on my life. I loved how Robin never wrote her character's as perfect. Instead they're real teenagers who are struggling with the same type of things that all teenagers go through, and I always found these books had a huge impact on my faith and honestly my life. I can't recommend these books enough for all younger girls, and considering how many books are in the Forever Friends novels, it'll definitely keep bookworms happy for quite some time.

2) The Elsie Dinsmore series by Martha Finley:

I honestly think that the Elsie Dinsmore series is a series that anyone could benefit from reading. I always found Elsie's character to be such an inspiration, because despite the many, many harsh life circumstances dealt to her, she remained strong and determined in her faith, and was the reason that many family and friends around her ended up coming to Christ. I personally read the A Life of Faith reimagined versions of these classic stories, and I treasure them even to this day.

3) The Brio Girls series by Lissa Halls Johnson:

One thing I really admired about the Brio Girls series is the way it tackled many tough issues like premarital sex, witchcraft, and substance abuse, and brought light to these harsh life circumstances, and the fact that teenagers are encountering these things in everyday life, and how to take a Christian stance against it. They definitely got me thinking at a young age, and inspired me to want to live my life shining a light for Jesus. 

4) Holly's Heart by Beverly Lewis:

I think almost everyone who's familiar with inspirational fiction probably recognizes the name of Beverly Lewis, as her adult Amish inspirational novels are beloved and cherished by many, many readers including myself. However, I think a lot of people are surprised to find out that she's also written quite a few novels for the younger sect, including the Holly's Heart series. I personally read these when I was about thirteen or fourteen, and they were exactly what I was needing at the time. I loved how Beverly Lewis recognized that young girls care about things like clothes, hair, and first crushes, but wrote about it all from a Christian perspective, and these novels were definitely the Christian counterpart to all the beloved series I mentioned in the introduction of this post to me. 

5) The First Date companion novels by Krista McGee:

Lastly, I wanted to mention The First Date companion novels by Krista McGee. While I only actually had the pleasure of reading these a few years ago, I think they'd be the perfect fit for younger teenage girls. They all have the fun story line of a famous person falling for a regular person, but revolve around the faith element, and they made for a beautiful, clean read that I really enjoyed.

I can honestly say that all of these series have had an impact on my faith throughout many, many years, and I hope this post encourages some of you to give them a chance. :)

I thank you guys so much for reading today, and for giving me a chance to share my thoughts on this beautiful, fall Monday. I hope your week is off to a great start, and that you're enjoying this season to reflect on your many blessings as I am. Enjoy your day guys!

This is not a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The photos do not belong to me, and all rights to the respective owners. 


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