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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: 83 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3 4Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
23,474 members, 484 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

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

Score: 60.67

2
37,132 members, 665 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: aethercowboy (1), al.vick (1), paulstalder (2), amarie (2), libraryman_76021 (2), foggidawn (2), ahef1963 (3), Cecrow (3), dksthomson (3), avatiakh (4), Booksrme (4)7 more, charl08 (4), anglemark (4), SylviaC (7), thorold (8), quondame (9), souloftherose (10), elenchus (17)

Score: 53.25

3
79,240 members, 1,052 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), kristilabrie (3), Booksrme (3)5 more, SylviaC (4), reading_fox (7), foggidawn (8), thorold (10), Tinuvia

Score: 50.85

Explanations:

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

4
32,755 members, 853 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 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)4 more, quondame (10), elenchus (16), Booksrme (32), rarm

Score: 45.85

5
3,099 members, 75 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

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

Score: 31.23

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)

6
15,800 members, 232 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 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.

7
28,288 members, 492 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: CindyAmrhein (1), Herenya (1), OneMorePage (1), quondame (2), charl08 (3), ahef1963 (6), Booksrme (6), dksthomson (6), foggidawn (6), SylviaC (11)

Score: 30.82

8
19,170 members, 290 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (1), gwernin (1), quondame (3), Cecrow (5), Gateaupain (5), libraryman_76021 (6), reading_fox (6), ahef1963 (7), dksthomson (7), al.vick (24), Booksrme (31)

Score: 29.92

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
7,327 members, 204 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: ErlendSkjelten (1), elkiedee (3), souloftherose (4), merrystar (4), libraryman_76021 (5), paradoxosalpha (5), Cecrow (6), ahef1963 (8), SylviaC (15)

Score: 25.01

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
5,763 members, 123 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

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

Score: 24.12

11
29,495 members, 945 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: gendeg (1), dara85 (3), Morphidae (4), quondame (5), elenchus (9), ahef1963 (10), al.vick (13), Booksrme (20)

Score: 21.1

Explanations:

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

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

12
5,978 members, 117 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: JoLynnsbooks (1), ablachly (1), .Monkey. (2), elkiedee (4), Cecrow (9), foggidawn (9), ahef1963 (11)

Score: 21.01

13
12,092 members, 197 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: Morphidae (3), elkiedee (5), quondame (7), elenchus (8), Dilara86 (12), Cecrow (13), ahef1963 (17), SylviaC (18), Booksrme (21)

Score: 20.59

Explanations:

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

14
14,050 members, 177 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: avatiakh (1), seeword (5), Cecrow (10), dksthomson (11), ahef1963 (13), elenchus (14), charl08 (21), Booksrme (28), al.vick (32)

Score: 20.58

15
5,755 members, 88 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

16
25,482 members, 343 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: seeword (3), thorold (5), quondame (6), dksthomson (8), anglemark (9), ahef1963 (14), charl08 (16), Booksrme (30)

Score: 18.74

17
3,076 members, 43 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 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.

18
12,844 members, 250 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

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

Score: 16.51

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.

19
9,399 members, 130 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: paulstalder (3), KimarieBee (4), Morphidae (6), dksthomson (12), ahef1963 (18), SylviaC (19), Booksrme (27)

Score: 16.19

20
6,438 members, 112 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

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

Score: 15.39

21
44,246 members, 424 reviews
4.52 stars (4.52 stars)

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

Score: 15.12

22
6,089 members, 45 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: rosalita (3), thornton37814 (3), avatiakh (6), Cecrow (12), al.vick (12), JoLynnsbooks (13)

Score: 15.04

23
21,341 members, 201 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

24
2,865 members, 60 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

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

Score: 14.16

25
14,500 members, 394 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: ABVR (1), souloftherose (6), elenchus (6), ManWithAnAgenda (7), SylviaC (13)

Score: 13.68

26
12,733 members, 249 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: quondame (8), elkiedee (14), elenchus (15), Cecrow (18), SylviaC (27), al.vick (28), ahef1963 (32)

Score: 13.6

27
9,348 members, 132 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Score: 13.5

28
1,711 members, 29 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: Herenya (3), elkiedee (7), charl08 (8), Booksrme (18), ahef1963 (25), SylviaC (39)

Score: 13.21

29
7,305 members, 73 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: paulstalder (1), mavinger (7), Dilara86 (9), thornton37814 (10), Booksrme (15)

Score: 13.05

30
7,881 members, 82 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: thornton37814 (7), elkiedee (8), merrystar (10), elenchus (11), Cecrow (17), ahef1963 (27)

Score: 13.01

31
17,804 members, 419 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 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!

32
5,287 members, 96 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

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

Score: 12.89

33
112,152 members, 1,863 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

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

Score: 12.67

34
2,893 members, 71 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (7), elkiedee (9), mavinger (11), merrystar (16), Booksrme (29), SylviaC (32)

Score: 12.37

35
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)

36
3,912 members, 50 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

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

Score: 12.07

37
772 members, 22 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: amarie (3), merrystar (7), charl08 (9), elkiedee (11), SylviaC (20)

Score: 11.9

38
1,927 members, 16 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

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

Score: 11.85

39
6,466 members, 215 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: raidergirl3 (3), charl08 (7), Booksrme (8), elkiedee (12), ahef1963 (29)

Score: 11.75

40
8,915 members, 129 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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

Score: 11.47

41
8,863 members, 148 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: al.vick (3), elenchus (7), charl08 (12), elkiedee (13), ahef1963 (30)

Score: 11.46

42
10,119 members, 199 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

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

Score: 11.15

43
20,254 members, 403 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.

44
1,032 members, 12 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: timspalding (1), elenchus (3), quondame (4)

Score: 9.87

45
9,859 members, 302 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

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

Score: 9.83

46
2,402 members, 29 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Score: 9.35

47
199 members, 4 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 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!

48
4,446 members, 132 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 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...

49
6,596 members, 109 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: gendeg (3), ManWithAnAgenda (9), souloftherose (11), ahef1963 (52)

Score: 9.04

50
3,749 members, 46 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 8.93

51
2,177 members, 39 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: avatiakh (3), Gateaupain (3), merrystar (5)

Score: 8.75

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)

52
67,214 members, 1,310 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...

53
7,346 members, 64 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

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

Score: 8.42

54
11,925 members, 186 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

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

Score: 8.41

55
8,663 members, 99 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: merrystar (6), elkiedee (15), SylviaC (21), ahef1963 (41)

Score: 8.04

56
50,179 members, 809 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

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

Score: 7.81

57
1,132 members, 23 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: Morphidae (8), elkiedee (16), SylviaC (22), ahef1963 (42)

Score: 7.8

58
1,247 members, 28 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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

Score: 7.61

59
685 members, 15 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Score: 7.57

60
174 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.

61
3,410 members, 47 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

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

Score: 7.55

62
16,721 members, 634 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: rikaploo (1), elkiedee (17), ahef1963 (43)

Score: 7.53

63
183 members, 1 review
3.33 stars (3.33 stars)

Lists: seeword (1), SnootyBaronet (2)

Score: 7.36

64
9,076 members, 182 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Score: 7.32

65
14,887 members, 284 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 7.16

66
5,747 members, 103 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (18), Cecrow (26), al.vick (36), ahef1963 (46)

Score: 6.88

67
2,912 members, 76 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

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

Score: 6.83

68
6,368 members, 183 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: paulmdh (2), elkiedee (19), ahef1963 (51)

Score: 6.78

69
1,322 members, 22 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!

70
33,235 members, 532 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)

71
1,617 members, 68 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: jen.e.moore (1), ManWithAnAgenda (6)

Score: 6.56

72
296 members, 4 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (4), al.vick (20), SylviaC (26)

Score: 6.49

73
1,523 members, 21 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

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

Score: 6.48

74
1,032 members, 17 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

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

Score: 6.44

75
4,493 members, 38 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: Herenya (2), JoLynnsbooks (3)

Score: 6.4

76
5,515 members, 125 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: merrystar (1), mavinger (10)

Score: 6.25

77
4,851 members, 131 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: marcelaphane (1), ManWithAnAgenda (10)

Score: 6.25

78
17,182 members, 562 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (5), foggidawn (11), ahef1963 (73)

Score: 6.24

79
6,168 members, 51 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

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

Score: 6.22

80
4,769 members, 63 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: amarie (4), elkiedee (20), ahef1963 (53)

Score: 6.2

81
3,205 members, 51 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ShellyS (1), Booksrme (13)

Score: 6.11

82
6,619 members, 176 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

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

Score: 6.06

83
1,456 members, 34 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: seeword (2), inge87 (9)

Score: 5.67

84
982 members, 66 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: JoLynnsbooks (8), elkiedee (27), ahef1963 (61)

Score: 5.56

85
1,515 members, 31 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: thorold (2), paulstalder (11)

Score: 5.56

86
6,958 members, 52 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.

87
3,519 members, 74 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: kgriffith (2), Cecrow (19)

Score: 5.28

88
6,827 members, 108 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 4.99

89
650 members, 12 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (2), Cecrow (37)

Score: 4.99

90
2,132 members, 34 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

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

Score: 4.9

91
36,205 members, 984 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 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)

92
12,011 members, 520 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: marcelaphane (2), ahef1963 (49)

Score: 4.88

93
8,238 members, 91 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: kristilabrie (2), ahef1963 (50)

Score: 4.87

94
282 members, 8 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: mavinger (6), foggidawn (10)

Score: 4.81

95
7,732 members, 104 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 4.54

96
66 members, 0 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (5), Cecrow (22)

Score: 4.52

97
425 members, 6 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: rarm (10), inge87 (11)

Score: 4.45

98
6,266 members, 69 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 4.38

99
1,527 members, 14 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: thornton37814 (6), Cecrow (24)

Score: 4.36

100
1,651 members, 38 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: mavinger (9), charl08 (17)

Score: 4.28

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