I am looking for a suggestion for a good Jewish book (english) for a somewhat observant Bat Mitzva girl. Something which will teach her more about Judaism at her level.

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    Let's see if we can narrow it down a bit ... What are her main interests & strengths? What is "her level" in terms of understanding, mitzvah performance and Hebrew understanding. Please edit in as much info as possible. As it is now, I think you'll get too many (irrelevant) answers.
    – DanF
    Commented Mar 17, 2016 at 21:37
  • @DanF just typical american modern orthodox girl.
    – ray
    Commented Mar 17, 2016 at 21:40
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    There is no such thing. Seeing the differences in my grandchildren alone makes " typical american modern orthodox girl." meaningless much less all the neighbors. Commented Mar 18, 2016 at 0:35

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If she is a thinker she may enjoy The Thinking Jewish Teenager's Guide to Life.

Edit: Another idea: If she is already Shomer Negiah or dresses on the Tznius side she my appreciate understanding some background behind them. Gila Manolson has two books I read The Magic Touch and Outside/Inside.

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    Someone I know grew up mostly nonobservant until she read Outside/Inside. That book convinced her to go to a Jewish high school; she got her parents to send her. She is now observant (and adult).
    – msh210
    Commented Mar 18, 2016 at 15:40
  • went with rabbi tatz's book. good read for all levels i think
    – ray
    Commented Mar 23, 2016 at 19:35

I think one of the series by Rabbi Twersky such as "Living Each Day" ; "Learning Each Day", etc. are wonderful. It follows a calendar and each day it carries a few useful messages on how to behave and think. I got a few of these series a while ago, and I still read from them.

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