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Buck Up: Life Lessons From Young Heroines

You might think of girls' fiction as one big Cinderalla rewrite — that scullery maid who finally gets her night at the ball. But if you're seeking tips on weathering the economic crisis, your daughter's bookshelf may be better than Suze Orman.

When they're in a tough spot, teen heroines tame wolves, survive in garrets and live out nine-month snowstorms — without a tiara in sight.

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