The Charlie Bone Series by Jenny Nimmo
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
The Magic School Bus Series by Joanna Cole
The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling
The Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
In this lyrical book, Miri and the other teenage girls from her mountain village are forced to attend an academy, where they are trained to become the potential princess. Needless to say, the competition is fierce, but not as harsh as the academy mistress or the bandits who invade the school. It is up to Miri to save them through a magic unique to the mountain dwelling people.