A .22 is always a great choice!
I've had a S&W K .22 Masterpiece for decades. A real tack-driver & a great trainer! Mine is the 8 3/8" barrel.
It would have been at Old Bridge R&P Club's ladies Day at the Range again this year if not for the Covid closure...
Here's Emily Cutts, then 15 in March of last year, at her private range in the Pines. Ruger .22 all tricked-out with TandemKross. She's a sponsored shooter. Her family are big 2A proponents.
I had the S&W 63. Definitely was not too light. It was like shooting a bb gun. If I were to get another one it would be the S&W 317 kit gun. At least the lightweight would make it somewhat fun to shoot.