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Buzz Gift Guide: Awesome Teen Girl

I'm kicking off my holiday gift guide with some suggestions for all the clued-in teenage girls in your life.

If the awesome teen you're shopping for is a fan of the sudsy TV series Gossip Girl but hasn't gotten into the book series, you might want to pick up this boxed set of the first three books. (If they're already rabid fans, consider the recently released prequel).

I am well out of my teen years, but still completely entertained by 13 Going on 30. It's adorable and funny and has a pretty good message for the teens: be yourself, and the rest will follow. Also, I'm not ashamed to admit that I checked out the special features on this DVD and re-discovered the greatness that is the video for Pat Benatar's "Love Is a Battlefield." Seriously, you have to check it out because really, sometimes the best self-defense a girl has is a good hard shoulder shimmy.

And even though it was on TV more than a decade ago, I don't think you can go wrong with the new My So-Called Life boxed set. After all, the joys and pains of high school are much the same in any era.

MariaIsTipsy MariaIsTipsy 9 years
Many of my friends who are young adults do have moral values ans integrity. Reading a book about that isnt gonna chnage anything. Young adults dont want to read classics, yes good for your intellectual mind when your older, but while your young you dont. Yes to some precent some kids will want classics to but a greater precent they dont. I've read these books at a younf adult age and I still have my mental health as well as meany young adults around our world. I do not think these are trash, it's a fictional book and just a fictional book. Some people need to get into reality, young adults are almost adults and they arent so nieve as everyone thinks. Yes to some degree but generations are growing up faster to some a shame, but in my book its just life.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
Well Marials, its all about opinions. and yours leaves me speechless so... I wasnt talking about the tv show, which is a watered down version of the books. Those Books that you think "suck" are classics and some people just dont understand books that are intellectually stimulating. well if "all young adults" know everything that is in the gossip girls books allready than mine is a mute point, but i tend to believe that there are still young women out there with integrity, good sense, morals, values and parents who care about thier mental health, so i will continue to tell people the books are trash.
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
I have all the Gossip Girl books and 13 Going on 30. I just listened to the score from the movie yesterday. :D
MariaIsTipsy MariaIsTipsy 9 years
Heck buy them “A Tree grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith or “Island of the Blue Dolphin” by Scott O’Dell. I do not mean to be rude, and I do not mean to say you have a bad opinion but those books above SUCK. I had them as required reading and man did i hate them. I do no reccomend them. Young adults already know about all the stuff in Gossip Girl heck you know thwm when you way young. Gossip Girl does not leave negative images. Just becasue you listen to the song "im in luv wit a stripper" doseant mean young girls are gonna want to go out there and become a stripper. I myself enjoy these series and books and am still getting my highschool education. Gossip Girl is just a show and some people need to realize its just an entertainment show. I reccomend Gossip Girl to young adults just like BuzzSugar above. Once again I do not mean to be rude, or anything.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
Sex in the city. Is about adults, for adults. gossip girls is about children for children, big difference in my eyes. The most dangerous thing about it is that if you are watching tv with your kid and something inappropriate comes on, you can turn it off, most parents buy these books (and there are a series of them) and dont read it themselves, there isnt any supervision.
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
I mentioned Gossip Girl because it's so big right now with the show, but there are definitely lots of other great books for teen girls out there! In fact, here's a big list of them from the young adult novel Buzzworthy Challenge.
JennyLovesYou JennyLovesYou 9 years
Well said, CaterpillarGirl! I think there are much better books out there for teen girls besides the Gossip Girls series, though I am not sure if I agree that they are harmful (no more harmful than Sex & the City, anyway).
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
Warning to parents, or anyone else who wants to buy the Gossip Girl series for a “young adult” they aren’t meant for anyone below the age of 15 in my opinion that said I would never buy them for any young lady in my life. I respect and cherish them too much. I am not one to say “ban it” but I would tell everyone I know that it isn’t Judy Blume, or even remotely appropriate for young readers. It’s full of explicit Sex, drugs, alcohol, eating disorders, smoking, profanity, and blatant disregard for any sort of values; it gives the wrong impression to girls who are looking for role models or even just entertainment through reading. I wouldn’t want my child, or niece, to think that the way these girls act is cool. We complain that kids are growing up too fast, that girls have poor self esteem, that teenagers have no grasp of right and wrong. But we blindly buy them books like these that are harmful! And don’t tell me that a child, and yes 15 is a child, reading about some beautiful rich perfect girl having nasty sex and doing drugs isn’t going to leave a negative impression. I recommend buying these series, instead of the gossip girl trash, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares Maximum Ride series by James Patterson The Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld Heck buy them “A Tree grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith or “Island of the Blue Dolphin” by Scott O’Dell. All wonderful books that enrich young girl’s lives instead of bankrupting their minds
Liz4aker Liz4aker 9 years
I love 13 going on 30 so much.
thatmarsgirl thatmarsgirl 9 years
Oh, thanks, I know what I'll be getting my 13-year-old cousin! So fitting ;) Please update soon. I am so uninventive.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I love 13 Going On 30!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Love the My So Called Life recommendation especially; what a great show.
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