I'm working on a book project and the editor has asked to include a handwriting typeface for central character. I've searched most of the free sites and pay sites, but the scripts that are good enough (opentype with ligatures, etc.) tend to be a bit too refined for a pre-teen girl. I must admit I'm a bit stuck.
Her handwriting will likely go up to 3 pages and we need to include "reluctant readers," so legibility is important.
Neither have ligatures, so will require a lot of grooming that I'd love to avoid. I also don't mind paying for the font if it's the right one. I know that open type will be opening up doors, especially for script fonts, but I haven't seen anything that fits this niche.