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Description: In honor of LibraryThing's 11th birthday, staff have gathered 11 of our favorite books from when we were (approximately) 11-year-olds ourselves. Add yours to the list! What were you reading as a tween?

Members: 78 participating members (show all)

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1
21,308 members, 456 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), dksthomson (1), charl08 (1), kgriffith (1), krazy4katz (1), ehousewright (1), Booksrme (2), SylviaC (2), raidergirl3 (2), souloftherose (3), tardis (3)6 more, ablachly (3), mavinger (3), vwinsloe (4), foggidawn (7), Tinuvia, rarm

Score: 56.67

2
74,238 members, 993 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: Cecrow (1), buk1968 (1), conceptDawg (1), ahef1963 (2), dksthomson (2), souloftherose (2), paradoxosalpha (2), tardis (2), krazy4katz (2), Booksrme (3), SylviaC (4)4 more, reading_fox (7), foggidawn (8), thorold (10), Tinuvia

Score: 47.81

Explanations:

paradoxosalpha (2): It was assigned reading in fifth grade, though I think it was a re-read for me.

3
34,233 members, 621 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: aethercowboy (1), al.vick (1), amarie (2), libraryman_76021 (2), foggidawn (2), ahef1963 (3), Cecrow (3), dksthomson (3), Booksrme (4), charl08 (4), anglemark (4)4 more, SylviaC (7), thorold (8), souloftherose (10), elenchus (17)

Score: 44.75

4
30,457 members, 793 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: amarie (1), libraryman_76021 (1), EricaSecor (1), .Monkey. (1), Cecrow (2), al.vick (2), dara85 (2), SylviaC (3), ahef1963 (4), dksthomson (4), ablachly (5)3 more, elenchus (16), Booksrme (32), rarm

Score: 43.6

5
14,270 members, 220 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: Bettesbooks (1), Morphidae (1), Cecrow (4), ahef1963 (5), Booksrme (5), dksthomson (5), souloftherose (5), charl08 (5), Dilara86 (11), SylviaC (12), rarm

Score: 31.01

Explanations:

Morphidae (1): I reread this several years ago not expecting to like it as much. What I surprise I got! I rated it 9/10 stars. An amazing book.

6
2,829 members, 69 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: Booksrme (1), thorold (1), reading_fox (1), tardis (1), charl08 (2), buk1968 (2), ablachly (4), souloftherose (9)

Score: 27.87

Explanations:

thorold (1): Sailing, codes, exploring, pirates - how could this be improved?

reading_fox (1): Read all of them over the years, but haven't been back to re-visit them. The new film is actually pretty good too.

tardis (1): I can't recall exactly what I loved at age 11 (it was a long time ago!) but I have loved Swallows and Amazons since I first read it, which was at least that long ago.… (more)

7
25,993 members, 451 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: CindyAmrhein (1), Herenya (1), OneMorePage (1), charl08 (3), ahef1963 (6), Booksrme (6), dksthomson (6), foggidawn (6), SylviaC (11)

Score: 27.46

8
17,426 members, 268 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (1), gwernin (1), Cecrow (5), Gateaupain (5), libraryman_76021 (6), reading_fox (6), ahef1963 (7), dksthomson (7), al.vick (24), Booksrme (31)

Score: 26.88

Explanations:

gwernin (1): I've actually owned this book since I was about 5!

Gateaupain (5): Who doesn't have it and love it. I still quote from it today - Pale waifs in the woodland wet" - "as I loose the snare you shall see me there".....

9
7,044 members, 192 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: ErlendSkjelten (1), souloftherose (4), merrystar (4), libraryman_76021 (5), paradoxosalpha (5), Cecrow (6), ahef1963 (8), SylviaC (15)

Score: 21.97

Explanations:

paradoxosalpha (5): I'm pretty sure I read this long before the age of eleven. But it has a conspicuously 11-year-old protagonist.

ahef1963 (8): I didn't read this series until I was in my late 20s, but I was and still am mesmerized by them.

10
5,415 members, 111 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: mavinger (1), katemcangus (1), libraryman_76021 (3), SylviaC (5), reading_fox (5), Cecrow (8), ahef1963 (9)

Score: 21.08

11
5,387 members, 83 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: miketopper (1), mavinger (2), elenchus (2), libraryman_76021 (4), reading_fox (4), Cecrow (7)

Score: 18.84

12
27,017 members, 913 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: gendeg (1), dara85 (3), Morphidae (4), elenchus (9), ahef1963 (10), al.vick (13), Booksrme (20)

Score: 18.43

Explanations:

gendeg (1): Subversively dark and hopeful at the same time. Brilliant.

Morphidae (4): Another book that remains a delight to this day.

13
5,640 members, 110 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: JoLynnsbooks (1), ablachly (1), .Monkey. (2), Cecrow (9), foggidawn (9), ahef1963 (11)

Score: 18.18

14
2,779 members, 41 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: CindyAmrhein (2), KimarieBee (3), dksthomson (10), SylviaC (10), ahef1963 (12), Morphidae (14), al.vick (40)

Score: 16.71

Explanations:

Morphidae (14): Loved this as a kid but the suck fairy got a hold of this BIG time. What a disappointment.

15
12,627 members, 159 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: seeword (5), Cecrow (10), dksthomson (11), ahef1963 (13), elenchus (14), charl08 (21), Booksrme (28), al.vick (32)

Score: 16.58

16
25,052 members, 352 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: seeword (3), thorold (5), dksthomson (8), anglemark (9), ahef1963 (14), charl08 (16), Booksrme (30)

Score: 16.18

17
11,123 members, 182 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: Morphidae (3), elenchus (8), Dilara86 (12), Cecrow (13), ahef1963 (17), SylviaC (18), Booksrme (21)

Score: 15.45

Explanations:

Morphidae (3): Several in this series get high marks from me, even now.

18
42,316 members, 414 reviews
4.52 stars (4.52 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (1), DeusXMachina (6), Booksrme (10), Cecrow (15), ahef1963 (23), rarm

Score: 15.12

19
19,745 members, 173 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: Booksrme (7), libraryman_76021 (8), Cecrow (11), elenchus (13), ahef1963 (15), charl08 (20), SylviaC (31)

Score: 14.76

20
11,897 members, 234 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: Morphidae (2), ablachly (2), foggidawn (5), SylviaC (6), ahef1963 (16)

Score: 13.96

Explanations:

Morphidae (2): Loved this book back then and it has held up over time.

ahef1963 (16): This was my favourite book as a child, and I still re-read it every couple of years.

21
8,424 members, 122 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (4), Morphidae (6), dksthomson (12), ahef1963 (18), SylviaC (19), Booksrme (27)

Score: 13.15

22
16,416 members, 400 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: SimoneA (2), lorannen (2), charl08 (6), ahef1963 (19), Booksrme (25)

Score: 12.99

Explanations:

lorannen (2): Technically, I read this for the first time when I was nine, but I re-read it often!

23
4,812 members, 89 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1), JoLynnsbooks (4), merrystar (13), Cecrow (14), ahef1963 (20)

Score: 12.89

24
5,936 members, 99 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: rosalita (5), al.vick (10), elenchus (12), charl08 (18), ahef1963 (21), Booksrme (23)

Score: 12.71

25
105,791 members, 1,738 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: kjgormley (1), Tinuvia (6), ahef1963 (22), Booksrme (24), rarm

Score: 12.67

26
5,511 members, 41 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: rosalita (3), thornton37814 (3), Cecrow (12), al.vick (12), JoLynnsbooks (13)

Score: 12.48

27
0 members, 0 reviews

Lists: bw42 (1), Booksrme (11), dksthomson (13), Cecrow (16), ahef1963 (24)

Score: 12.11

Explanations:

bw42 (1): I know it was my favorite when I was eleven because it was my favorite from when I first read it at 9 or 10 until I was 13 or 14. I read it at least once every summer for that period… (more)

28
3,536 members, 46 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: gwernin (2), vwinsloe (3), Morphidae (10), Booksrme (26), al.vick (35)

Score: 12.07

29
1,781 members, 16 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: seeword (4), elenchus (5), JoLynnsbooks (7), dksthomson (9), al.vick (41)

Score: 11.85

30
13,521 members, 375 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: ABVR (1), souloftherose (6), elenchus (6), SylviaC (13)

Score: 11.22

31
9,452 members, 180 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: SimoneA (1), libraryman_76021 (7), souloftherose (8), Tinuvia (9)

Score: 11.15

32
1,567 members, 26 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: Herenya (3), charl08 (8), Booksrme (18), ahef1963 (25), SylviaC (39)

Score: 10.75

33
18,760 members, 381 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: Morphidae (5), elenchus (10), charl08 (13), Booksrme (19), ahef1963 (26)

Score: 10.72

Explanations:

Morphidae (5): This is the first book I thought of when I saw the list and I was really surprised no one else had it down.

34
7,222 members, 72 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: thornton37814 (7), merrystar (10), elenchus (11), Cecrow (17), ahef1963 (27)

Score: 10.63

35
2,722 members, 69 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (7), mavinger (11), merrystar (16), Booksrme (29), SylviaC (32)

Score: 10.06

36
9,082 members, 281 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: .Monkey. (3), mavinger (5), SylviaC (8), ahef1963 (28)

Score: 9.83

37
748 members, 21 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: amarie (3), merrystar (6), charl08 (9), SylviaC (20)

Score: 9.8

38
2,630 members, 55 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: charl08 (10), merrystar (11), Booksrme (22), SylviaC (29), al.vick (31)

Score: 9.71

39
6,119 members, 206 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: raidergirl3 (3), charl08 (7), Booksrme (8), ahef1963 (29)

Score: 9.6

40
8,736 members, 116 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: kristilabrie (1), lorannen (3), rarm

Score: 9.5

41
8,161 members, 141 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: al.vick (3), elenchus (7), charl08 (12), ahef1963 (30)

Score: 9.36

42
2,217 members, 29 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: jillmwo (1), merrystar (3), SylviaC (9)

Score: 9.35

43
188 members, 4 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: paulmdh (1), thorold (3), Booksrme (9)

Score: 9.35

Explanations:

thorold (3): I've no idea why I liked these terrible books so much back then!

44
4,120 members, 124 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: southernbooklady (2), thorold (11), Booksrme (17), ahef1963 (31)

Score: 9.23

Explanations:

thorold (11): I'm sure this can't be as funny as I remember it being...

45
11,623 members, 222 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: elenchus (15), Cecrow (18), SylviaC (27), al.vick (28), ahef1963 (32)

Score: 9.15

46
8,006 members, 119 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: foggidawn (3), mavinger (8), al.vick (16), ahef1963 (33)

Score: 9.09

47
6,583 members, 71 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

Lists: mavinger (7), Dilara86 (9), thornton37814 (10), Booksrme (15)

Score: 9.05

48
3,507 members, 43 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: foggidawn (4), merrystar (8), SylviaC (14), ahef1963 (34)

Score: 8.93

49
63,344 members, 1,240 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: btuckertx (1), ShellyS (3), ahef1963 (35)

Score: 8.68

Explanations:

btuckertx (1): A parent asked me to wait a few years before reading TKAM, but...

50
6,757 members, 56 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: thornton37814 (4), Dilara86 (13), Cecrow (20), ahef1963 (40)

Score: 8.42

51
10,787 members, 169 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: anglemark (6), Booksrme (12), charl08 (14), ahef1963 (36)

Score: 8.41

52
47,338 members, 763 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: JoLynnsbooks (2), ShellyS (4), ahef1963 (37)

Score: 7.81

53
1,169 members, 28 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: foggidawn (1), SylviaC (16), ahef1963 (38)

Score: 7.61

54
629 members, 10 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: raidergirl3 (1), SylviaC (17), ahef1963 (39)

Score: 7.57

55
172 members, 1 review
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: reading_fox (2), charl08 (11), Booksrme (16)

Score: 7.56

Explanations:

reading_fox (2): A great series of adventures featuring wildlife and plucky heroes.

56
3,253 members, 45 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: ABVR (5), anglemark (5), JoLynnsbooks (11)

Score: 7.55

57
154 members, 1 review
3.33 stars (3.33 stars)

Lists: seeword (1), SnootyBaronet (2)

Score: 7.36

58
8,361 members, 172 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: inge87 (3), JoLynnsbooks (9), al.vick (17)

Score: 7.32

59
13,876 members, 273 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: mavinger (4), Morphidae (7), al.vick (21)

Score: 7.16

60
884 members, 11 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: timspalding (1), elenchus (3)

Score: 7.04

61
2,585 members, 67 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: lorannen (1), .Monkey. (4)

Score: 6.83

62
1,222 members, 20 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: rosalita (4), Morphidae (9), SylviaC (37)

Score: 6.76

Explanations:

Morphidae (9): Totally forgot about Trixie Belden until Sylvia added it!

63
30,403 members, 477 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: paradoxosalpha (1), DeusXMachina (5)

Score: 6.68

Explanations:

paradoxosalpha (1): I remember reading this one when I was ten, in fact. I have vivid memories of reading it in my grammar school library, although I had checked out the book (in a sturdy old library hardcover) from the public library.… (more)

64
1,447 members, 19 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: ABVR (8), Booksrme (14), charl08 (15)

Score: 6.48

65
932 members, 17 reviews
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)

Lists: seeword (7), JoLynnsbooks (12), SylviaC (23)

Score: 6.44

66
4,086 members, 31 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: Herenya (2), JoLynnsbooks (3)

Score: 6.4

67
5,344 members, 123 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: merrystar (1), mavinger (10)

Score: 6.25

68
5,618 members, 48 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: inge87 (8), al.vick (15), SylviaC (24)

Score: 6.22

69
3,015 members, 48 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ShellyS (1), Booksrme (13)

Score: 6.11

70
6,398 members, 166 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: rarm (13), merrystar (15), charl08 (19)

Score: 6.06

71
7,988 members, 94 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: merrystar (7), SylviaC (21), ahef1963 (41)

Score: 5.91

72
1,095 members, 19 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: Morphidae (8), SylviaC (22), ahef1963 (42)

Score: 5.8

73
2,015 members, 36 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: Gateaupain (3), merrystar (5)

Score: 5.71

Explanations:

Gateaupain (3): It was in the family revolving book-case and it is only later that I realised its social significance. I didn't even know it was set in America. I still have the bookcase 75 years later… (more)

74
1,311 members, 28 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: seeword (2), inge87 (9)

Score: 5.67

75
15,456 members, 526 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: rikaploo (1), ahef1963 (43)

Score: 5.56

76
6,384 members, 46 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: inge87 (1), ahef1963 (44)

Score: 5.55

Explanations:

inge87 (1): My hands-down favorite Little House book growing up. I got my copy from the Scholastic book club when I was 10 or 11.

77
3,278 members, 72 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: kgriffith (2), Cecrow (19)

Score: 5.28

78
6,226 members, 98 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: Cecrow (25), al.vick (34), ahef1963 (45)

Score: 4.99

79
5,316 members, 94 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: Cecrow (26), al.vick (36), ahef1963 (46)

Score: 4.94

80
1,981 members, 31 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: charl08 (25), SylviaC (41), ahef1963 (47)

Score: 4.9

81
34,365 members, 944 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: gendeg (2), ahef1963 (48)

Score: 4.88

Explanations:

gendeg (2): Ender's realization at the end at what he'd done and how he'd been used was too much for my 11-year-old self to handle. Masterfully wrought and devastating.… (more)

82
11,148 members, 506 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: marcelaphane (2), ahef1963 (49)

Score: 4.88

83
7,801 members, 87 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: kristilabrie (2), ahef1963 (50)

Score: 4.87

84
6,021 members, 174 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: paulmdh (2), ahef1963 (51)

Score: 4.86

85
263 members, 8 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: mavinger (6), foggidawn (10)

Score: 4.81

86
7,098 members, 88 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: al.vick (5), Cecrow (21)

Score: 4.54

87
5,963 members, 98 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: gendeg (3), ahef1963 (52)

Score: 4.53

88
59 members, 0 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (5), Cecrow (22)

Score: 4.52

89
398 members, 6 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: rarm (10), inge87 (11)

Score: 4.45

90
5,668 members, 64 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: al.vick (6), Cecrow (23)

Score: 4.38

91
1,331 members, 13 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: thornton37814 (6), Cecrow (24)

Score: 4.36

92
4,491 members, 57 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: amarie (4), ahef1963 (53)

Score: 4.31

93
1,587 members, 34 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: mavinger (9), charl08 (17)

Score: 4.28

94
3,132 members, 74 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: JoLynnsbooks (5), ahef1963 (54)

Score: 4.15

95
8,178 members, 91 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: thorold (6), ahef1963 (55)

Score: 4.03

96
4,613 members, 122 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: marcelaphane (1)

Score: 4

97
3,093 members, 69 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: DeusXMachina (1)

Score: 4

98
1,879 members, 30 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: elenchus (1)

Score: 4

99
1,758 members, 39 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: TeresaInTexas (1)

Score: 4

100
1,513 members, 62 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: jen.e.moore (1)

Score: 4

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