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18 American Girl Books That Literally Saved Your Life Growing Up

The care and keeping of EVERY aspect of your life.

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1. Oops! The Manners Guide for Girls

Where you'd be without it: Probably getting kicked out of a fancy restaurant for either burping, not saying "thank you," or for generally lacking all social skills.
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Where you'd be without it: Probably getting kicked out of a fancy restaurant for either burping, not saying "thank you," or for generally lacking all social skills.

2. The Care & Keeping of You

Where'd you be without it: You'd most likely still be wondering what a period is, how to purchase a bra, and what to do when your body decides to seemingly turn against you.
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Where'd you be without it: You'd most likely still be wondering what a period is, how to purchase a bra, and what to do when your body decides to seemingly turn against you.

3. A Smart Girl's Guide to Starting Middle School

Where you'd be without it: Still standing in front of your closet trying to pick out the perfect outfit for your first day of 7th grade.
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Where you'd be without it: Still standing in front of your closet trying to pick out the perfect outfit for your first day of 7th grade.

4. Celebrate: Four Seasons of Holiday Fun

Where you'd be without it: Let's just say all major holiday parties leading up to this point would have been far less special and your craft game would definitely not be as strong.
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Where you'd be without it: Let's just say all major holiday parties leading up to this point would have been far less special and your craft game would definitely not be as strong.

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5. The Feelings Book: The Care & Keeping of Your Emotions

Where you'd be without it: A bigger puddle of emotions than you already are now, AND you would have no idea what a mood-o-meter is.
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Where you'd be without it: A bigger puddle of emotions than you already are now, AND you would have no idea what a mood-o-meter is.

6. Super Slumber Parties

Where you'd be without it: Your childhood slumber parties wouldn't have been nearly as epic, organized, themed, or SUPER.
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Where you'd be without it: Your childhood slumber parties wouldn't have been nearly as epic, organized, themed, or SUPER.

7. Skin & Nails Care Tips For Girls

Where you'd be without it: Still trying to figure out what it means to have a healthy skin care routine and how to keep from biting your nails.
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Where you'd be without it: Still trying to figure out what it means to have a healthy skin care routine and how to keep from biting your nails.

8. Hair Styling Tips and Tricks for Girls

Where you'd be without it: Still wondering how to make a ponytail veil out of mini-elastic hair bands.
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Where you'd be without it: Still wondering how to make a ponytail veil out of mini-elastic hair bands.

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9. A Smart Girl's Guide to Friendship Trouble

Where you'd be without it: In a fight with your best friend trying to figure out how to resolve the conflict in the nicest and most ~grown-up~ manner.
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Where you'd be without it: In a fight with your best friend trying to figure out how to resolve the conflict in the nicest and most ~grown-up~ manner.

10. The Babysitter's Handbook

Where you'd be without it: Still deathly afraid of caring for a baby, let alone holding one.
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Where you'd be without it: Still deathly afraid of caring for a baby, let alone holding one.

11. Room for You

Where you'd be without it: Lacking a room, apartment, or home that SCREAMS you!
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Where you'd be without it: Lacking a room, apartment, or home that SCREAMS you!

12. The Care and Keeping of Friends

Where you'd be without it: Missing a few friends that you would have kept around if you actually read this book.
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Where you'd be without it: Missing a few friends that you would have kept around if you actually read this book.

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13. School Smarts

Where you'd be without it: Still sitting at your childhood desk trying to figure out how to handle the intense pressure of two homework assignments and a project both due on the same day.
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Where you'd be without it: Still sitting at your childhood desk trying to figure out how to handle the intense pressure of two homework assignments and a project both due on the same day.

14. Girls Club Kit

Where you'd be without it: Wishing you had the opportunity to start your own boy band themed club with laminated cards and weekly meetings.
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Where you'd be without it: Wishing you had the opportunity to start your own boy band themed club with laminated cards and weekly meetings.

15. Moneymakers

Where you'd be without it: Still waiting to be bitten by the entrepreneurial bug.
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Where you'd be without it: Still waiting to be bitten by the entrepreneurial bug.

16. A Smart Girl's Guide to Sticky Situations

Where you'd be without it: Wondering what the heck you are supposed to do if your zipper breaks or a tampon falls out of your backpack.
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Where you'd be without it: Wondering what the heck you are supposed to do if your zipper breaks or a tampon falls out of your backpack.

17. Writing Smarts

Where you'd be without it: Getting harassed on the internet for not using the correct form of "you're."
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Where you'd be without it: Getting harassed on the internet for not using the correct form of "you're."

18. A Smart Girl's Guide to Boys

Where you'd be without it: Still convinced that it's impossible to talk to a member of the opposite sex without sounding like a blubbering mess.
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Where you'd be without it: Still convinced that it's impossible to talk to a member of the opposite sex without sounding like a blubbering mess.