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The Maldonado Miracle Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gripping story of Mexican boy who migrates to U.S. alone.
By Theodore Taylor
(2003)
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Shakespeare Bats Cleanup Book Poster Image
age 12+
Poetry helps a jock get well -- and get the girl.
By Ron Koertge
(2004)
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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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Capt. Hook: The Adventures of a Notorious Youth Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting but violent -- not for sensitive kids.
By J. V. Hart
(2005)
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Small Steps Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Holes sequel delves into edgier territory.
By Louis Sachar
(2006)
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The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp Book Poster Image
age 12+
Likable loser tries to save world in action-packed novel.
By Rick Yancey
(2006)
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Love, Stargirl Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Peek into Stargirl's diary in this moody sequel.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
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Evil Genius Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Complex tale of a criminal prodigy is engrossing but dark.
By Catherine Jinks
(2007)
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Street Love Book Poster Image
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age 12+
A hip-hop, Romeo & Juliet-inspired love story.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2006)
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Airhead Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Freaky life-swap tale with fashion and flair.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Book Poster Image
age 12+
Still one of the greatest American novels.
By Mark Twain
(1885)
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Toby Alone Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Offbeat eco-message tale weighs some complex, dark themes.
By Timothee de Fombelle
(2009)
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Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs Book Poster Image
age 12+
Wry, warm sports story will hook both boys and girls.
By Ron Koertge
(2011)
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As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth Book Poster Image
age 12+
Summer adventure teen boys and parents will both love.
By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2010)
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Sidekicks Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fun superhero saga with coming-of-age themes.
By Jack D. Ferraiolo
(2011)
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Time Riders Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Time-traveling thriller puts three teens in NYC on 9/11.
By Alex Scarrow
(2010)
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Playground Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Rap star's moving novel about a bully redeemed.
By 50 Cent
(2011)
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A Monster Calls Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Haunting tale of a boy coming to terms with mother's cancer.
By Patrick Ness
(2011)
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The Old Man and the Sea Book Poster Image
age 12+
Man vs. marlin story a challenging, introspective read.
By Ernest Hemingway
(2011)
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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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