This compilation of 100 inspiring books for girls to grow on grew out of the author's own experience with her mother-daughter book club. Selected books met the author's criteria of being well written, able to hold the reader's attention and generating conversation, with many following familiar motifs: coming of age stories, multidimensional plots, and a strong character that can teach. From science fiction to classics, this selection features some of the greatest young adult literature written. Entries begin with a general summary, notes on reading time and age range, list of themes, discussion questions, biographical author notes, 'beyond the book' ideas, and further recommendations. 334 pages, softcover, indexed.