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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: 79 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
18,634 members, 408 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 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
69,382 members, 948 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
31,778 members, 598 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
28,096 members, 730 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 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
12,789 members, 197 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
2,555 members, 64 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
23,867 members, 421 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

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

Score: 27.46

8
15,880 members, 250 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
6,628 members, 191 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
5,095 members, 108 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
5,071 members, 82 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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

Score: 18.84

12
25,045 members, 867 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
5,224 members, 106 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

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

Score: 18.18

14
2,506 members, 39 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 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
11,292 members, 154 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 16.58

16
22,671 members, 323 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
10,109 members, 171 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 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
40,329 members, 396 reviews
4.53 stars (4.53 stars)

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

Score: 15.12

19
18,183 members, 169 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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

Score: 14.76

20
10,891 members, 221 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
8,693 members, 118 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

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

Score: 13.15

22
15,062 members, 375 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
4,318 members, 83 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

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

Score: 12.89

24
5,585 members, 92 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

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

Score: 12.71

25
99,490 members, 1,629 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

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

Score: 12.67

26
4,917 members, 37 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
3,257 members, 45 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Score: 12.07

29
1,613 members, 15 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

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

Score: 11.85

30
12,432 members, 359 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

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

Score: 11.22

31
8,784 members, 172 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

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

Score: 11.15

32
1,396 members, 29 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

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

Score: 10.75

33
17,255 members, 358 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
6,526 members, 70 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

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

Score: 10.63

35
2,515 members, 67 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

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

Score: 10.06

36
8,277 members, 265 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

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

Score: 9.83

37
687 members, 20 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Score: 9.8

38
2,405 members, 54 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

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

Score: 9.71

39
5,789 members, 195 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

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

Score: 9.6

40
8,247 members, 110 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Score: 9.5

41
7,398 members, 132 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

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

Score: 9.36

42
2,052 members, 29 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Score: 9.35

43
175 members, 4 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 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
3,753 members, 112 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 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
10,545 members, 213 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

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

Score: 9.15

46
7,206 members, 109 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 9.09

47
6,020 members, 69 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

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

Score: 9.05

48
3,250 members, 44 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 8.93

49
59,617 members, 1,185 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 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
6,147 members, 55 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

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

Score: 8.42

51
9,801 members, 151 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

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

Score: 8.41

52
44,560 members, 734 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

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

Score: 7.81

53
1,070 members, 27 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 7.61

54
572 members, 11 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 7.57

55
157 members, 0 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 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
3,107 members, 36 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

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

Score: 7.55

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

Lists: seeword (1), SnootyBaronet (2)

Score: 7.36

58
7,694 members, 162 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

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

Score: 7.32

59
12,729 members, 265 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

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

Score: 7.16

60
760 members, 11 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: timspalding (1), elenchus (3)

Score: 7.04

61
2,267 members, 64 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 6.83

62
1,136 members, 18 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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

Score: 6.76

Explanations:

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

63
28,255 members, 420 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 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
1,359 members, 18 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

Score: 6.48

65
821 members, 11 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

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

Score: 6.44

66
3,677 members, 30 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: Herenya (2), JoLynnsbooks (3)

Score: 6.4

67
4,990 members, 115 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: merrystar (1), mavinger (10)

Score: 6.25

68
5,052 members, 43 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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

Score: 6.22

69
2,801 members, 48 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: ShellyS (1), Booksrme (13)

Score: 6.11

70
5,997 members, 161 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

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

Score: 6.06

71
7,311 members, 90 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

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

Score: 5.91

72
983 members, 17 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

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

Score: 5.8

73
1,870 members, 33 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 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
1,191 members, 26 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: seeword (2), inge87 (9)

Score: 5.67

75
14,220 members, 503 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: rikaploo (1), ahef1963 (43)

Score: 5.56

76
5,747 members, 44 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 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
3,026 members, 70 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: kgriffith (2), Cecrow (19)

Score: 5.28

78
5,682 members, 99 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 4.99

79
4,706 members, 92 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 4.94

80
1,784 members, 27 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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

Score: 4.9

81
32,672 members, 903 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 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
10,195 members, 493 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: marcelaphane (2), ahef1963 (49)

Score: 4.88

83
7,383 members, 84 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: kristilabrie (2), ahef1963 (50)

Score: 4.87

84
5,641 members, 162 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: paulmdh (2), ahef1963 (51)

Score: 4.86

85
246 members, 7 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: mavinger (6), foggidawn (10)

Score: 4.81

86
6,332 members, 85 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

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

Score: 4.54

87
5,344 members, 96 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: gendeg (3), ahef1963 (52)

Score: 4.53

88
55 members, 0 reviews
4.67 stars (4.67 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (5), Cecrow (22)

Score: 4.52

89
369 members, 6 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: rarm (10), inge87 (11)

Score: 4.45

90
5,094 members, 61 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 4.38

91
1,181 members, 9 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: thornton37814 (6), Cecrow (24)

Score: 4.36

92
4,201 members, 55 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: amarie (4), ahef1963 (53)

Score: 4.31

93
1,481 members, 34 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: mavinger (9), charl08 (17)

Score: 4.28

94
2,871 members, 70 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: JoLynnsbooks (5), ahef1963 (54)

Score: 4.15

95
7,603 members, 86 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: thorold (6), ahef1963 (55)

Score: 4.03

96
4,228 members, 111 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: marcelaphane (1)

Score: 4

97
2,844 members, 61 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: DeusXMachina (1)

Score: 4

98
1,739 members, 28 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: elenchus (1)

Score: 4

99
1,588 members, 37 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: TeresaInTexas (1)

Score: 4

100
1,375 members, 61 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: jen.e.moore (1)

Score: 4

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