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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

American Girl Publishing / Via barnesandnoble.com

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

American Girl Publishing / Via barnesandnoble.com

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

American Girl Publishing / Via barnesandnoble.com

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

American Girl Publishing / Via amazon.com

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.

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

American Girl Publishing / Via barnesandnoble.com

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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9. A Smart Girl's Guide to Friendship Trouble

American Girl Publishing / Via books.google.com

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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13. School Smarts

American Girl Publishing / Via amazon.com

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.

16. A Smart Girl's Guide to Sticky Situations

American Girl Publishing / Via amazon.in

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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