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Books that are Worth Reading and Easy to Read
These are the books that are worth reading, twice in some cases. They are all fairly easy to read and are books that you won't want to miss.   Print this list Print this list
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Cover Art: The sisterhood of the traveling pants /
The sisterhood of the traveling pants
Brashares, Ann.
I definitely recommend this book for girls. It is about four friends that will not be together for the summer for the first time, so they keep in touch by mailing each other a magical pair of pants that somehow, despite their various bodytypes fits them all. Great book.
Teen Fiction BRASHAR
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Cover Art: Matilda /
Matilda
Dahl, Roald
This book is more of a younger person book. If you haven't read it yet, though, I recommend that you read it. There's also a fairly good movie based on it.
Children's Fiction DAHL
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Cover Art: Lock and key : a novel /
Lock and key : a novel
Dessen, Sarah.
Lock and Key is about a senior who is following in the footsteps of her antisocial, drunken mother. The girl is abandoned and goes to live with her sister and brother-in-law where she learns that she's not alone.
Teen Fiction DESSEN
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Cover Art: Someone like you /
Someone like you
Dessen, Sarah.
Another teen pregnancy thing. Or is it? This book is about a girl who's best friend gets pregnant. She struggles with her mother and her new boyfriend, but helps her pregnant friend along the way while learning valuable life lessons.
Teen Fiction DESSEN
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Cover Art: Because of Winn-Dixie /
Because of Winn-Dixie
DiCamillo, Kate.
This book is meant for the younger reader... I read it in second grade. But it was great. It's easy to read and the message is nice.
Children's Fiction DICAMIL
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Cover Art: Princess Academy /
Princess Academy
Hale, Shannon
It sounds like it would be a really girly book, but it's not. I definitely recommend that girls read it more than boys, but it's not about princessy things. The protagonist, Miri, is a very strong female character and the plot is great.
Children's Fiction HALE
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Cover Art: The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe /
The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe
Lewis, C. S. 1898-1963.
This is a great book. It's also meant for a younger reader, but it can be enjoyed by older people too. The language is very descriptive and the plot and characters are well-written.
Children's Fiction LEWIS
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Cover Art: Jeremy Fink and the meaning of life /
Jeremy Fink and the meaning of life
Mass, Wendy, 1967-
You may not have ever heard of this one, but it's an enjoyable book. A boy sets out to find the keys to a box that his deceased father left him to open on his thirteenth birthday.
Children's Fiction MASS
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Cover Art: Freaky Friday /
Freaky Friday
Rodgers, Mary, 1931-
You've maybe seen the movie with Lindsay Lohan, but the book is pretty different. Same plot though, a girl switches bodies with her mother for a day and things go wrong...
Children's Fiction RODGERS
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Cover Art: Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets /
Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets
Rowling, J. K.
Not just the Chamber of Secrets, but all of the Harry Potter books. They are fantastic, long (but easy to read), and full of action. Really good books, even if you don't like fantasy.
Children's Fiction ROWLING
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Cover Art: Esperanza rising /
Esperanza rising
Ryan, Pam Munoz.
Besides the amazing coverart, this book was pretty fantastic. After Esparanza's father dies, her creepy uncles take over her farm in Mexico and try to marry her mother. They escape to America, but since they are immigrants, she is no longer the rich princess she used to be.
Children's Fiction RYAN
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Cover Art: Maniac Magee : a novel /
Maniac Magee : a novel
Spinelli, Jerry.
This book had me laughing and crying... I've read it twice, and it's about a boy who has run away from home.
Children's Fiction SPINELL
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Cover Art: The adventures of Tom Sawyer /
The adventures of Tom Sawyer
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Tom Sawyer is a classic. You have to read it, though it is pretty slow in the beginning. It's worth it in the end, and it's full of suspense.
Children's Fiction TWAIN
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Cover Art: Uglies /
Uglies
Westerfeld, Scott.
I really liked reading this book. The futuristic yet not totally sci-fi setting was awesome along with the plot and the characters. It reminds me of the book Fahrenheit 451, because it's about the future and what terrible things could happen.
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