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The Two Towers Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Orcs attack, and Frodo marches to Mordor in exciting sequel.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
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Sounder Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Sharecropper boy finds hope, dignity amid racism, hardship.
By William H. Armstrong
(1969)
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Summer & Bird Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Wildly imaginative quest to find parents in mythic world.
By Katherine Catmull
(2012)
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The Pigman Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teens grasp impact of their hurtfulness in emotional novel.
By Paul Zindel
(1968)
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Into That Forest Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful, gripping survival adventure is gory but great.
By Louis Nowra
(2013)
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Blythewood: The Blythewood Tales, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
By Carol Goodman
(2013)
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Julie of the Wolves Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thought-provoking saga of Inuit girl adopted by wolf pack.
By Jean Craighead George
(1972)
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The Outsiders Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Story of ostracized kid a timeless fave of teens, preteens.
By S. E. Hinton
(1967)
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The Underneath Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Gripping story is loving, lyrical, but has brutal violence.
By Kathi Appelt
(2008)
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Bloodhound: Beka Cooper, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Second book in fantasy series is more mature than first.
By Tamora Pierce
(2009)
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Chomp Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Zany adventure in the Florida Everglades spoofs reality TV.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2012)
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Book Poster Image
age 12+
Classic undersea adventure with science-fiction flair.
By Jules Verne
(1996)
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Origin Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Self-contained sci-fi thriller adds emotion to immortality.
By Jessica Khoury
(2012)
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Threatened Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Intense wilderness-survival tale warns of chimpanzee peril.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
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Skink -- No Surrender Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens join bizarre, one-eyed vigilante in wacky adventure.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2014)
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Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen Book Poster Image
age 12+
Tragic Sabriel prequel slow to start but worth the wait.
By Garth Nix
(2014)
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Invisible Girl Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
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The Abyss Surrounds Us Book Poster Image
age 12+
Futuristic pirates and sea monsters offer high-seas thrills.
By Emily Skrutskie
(2016)
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The Novice: Summoner, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens train with demons for battle in exciting series start.
By Taran Matharu
(2015)
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The Time Paradox: Artemis Fowl, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Artemis faces younger self in madcap, befuddling adventure.
By Eoin Colfer
(2008)
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