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11 Graphic Novels Tween Girls Can’t Get Enough Of

by Melissa Taylor

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Graphic novels are like chocolate to my kids — tasty treats they can’t get enough of. My oldest daughter read Rapunzel’s Revenge more times than she read Harry Potter (five), and my youngest daughter has the family record for readings of Sisters (four). Neither girl can let a graphic novel linger in our house without sampling it immediately, sometimes to the point of rudeness. (Weren’t we eating dinner?)

As a parent, you’ll be glad to know that unlike the stereotypical female characters in the comic books of our youth, the selection and depth of today’s graphic novels is sublime and includes strong female characters worthy of admiration.

Here are the graphic novels my tween girls can’t live without.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2015 and updated in 2021.