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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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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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Dial L for Loser: A Clique Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Tween book is S for superficial, C for catty.
By Lisi Harrison
(2006)
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The Second Summer of the Sisterhood Book Poster Image
age 12+
Second book in friendship series is a good fit for teens.
By Ann Brashares
(2003)
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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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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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The Invasion of the Boy Snatchers: A Clique Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Mean, label-loving girls are awful role models.
By Lisi Harrison
(2006)
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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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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Book Poster Image
age 12+
Popular series start shows positive girl friendships.
By Ann Brashares
(2001)
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3 Willows Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Sisterhood author writes sweet new book about friendship.
By Ann Brashares
(2009)
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Markus and the Girls Book Poster Image
age 12+
Funny story of young love is full of antics and heart.
By Klaus Hagerup
(2009)
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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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Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots Book Poster Image
age 12+
Summer read with a bit of depth and country charm.
By Abby McDonald
(2010)
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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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My Antonia Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Writing shines in pioneer saga of friendship and struggle.
By Willa Cather
(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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Friends with Boys Book Poster Image
age 12+
Charming tale of high school jitters, with a ghostly twist.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(2012)
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