Memoirs of a Geisha

Good Books For Teenage Girls: Memoirs of A Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha (mature teen)
By Arthur Golden

In Memoirs of a Geisha, we enter a world where appearances are paramount: where a girl's virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love is scorned as illusion.


Historical novel, romance, suspense, drama

Why this is a Good Book For Teenage Girls

“We lead our lives like water flowing down a hill, going more or less in one direction until we splash into something that forces us to find a new course.” – Memoir’s of a Geisha
In this book we experience Nitta Sayuri’s life as a young girl sold to become a Geisha, who grows up learning the ways of the life of a Geisha and acceptance of her position. She must keep guard against the Geisha's as much as the men, only having herself as a true companion, doing what she has to in order to survive the strict world of men while holding onto the girl she truly is. A lovely, emotional story and glimpse into the hidden world of the Geisha’s, a perfect book for teenage girls who are interested in foreign culture and books with a strong female lead.