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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
18,439 members, 413 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
69,658 members, 955 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
31,931 members, 601 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
28,229 members, 740 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
12,855 members, 198 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
2,577 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
23,992 members, 426 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
15,975 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
6,669 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
5,114 members, 109 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
5,102 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
25,230 members, 870 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
5,247 members, 106 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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

Score: 18.18

14
2,518 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
11,330 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
22,793 members, 324 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
10,180 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
40,456 members, 397 reviews
4.52 stars (4.52 stars)

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

Score: 15.12

19
18,278 members, 170 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
10,979 members, 222 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
8,749 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
15,162 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
4,346 members, 84 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

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

Score: 12.89

24
5,612 members, 95 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
99,776 members, 1,648 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

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

Score: 12.67

26
4,959 members, 37 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 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
3,279 members, 46 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Score: 12.07

29
1,620 members, 16 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

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

Score: 11.85

30
12,494 members, 359 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

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

Score: 11.22

31
8,796 members, 175 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

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

Score: 11.15

32
1,403 members, 29 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

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

Score: 10.75

33
17,358 members, 360 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
6,562 members, 70 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

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

Score: 10.63

35
2,524 members, 67 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

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

Score: 10.06

36
8,333 members, 265 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

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

Score: 9.83

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

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

Score: 9.8

38
2,420 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
5,818 members, 195 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

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

Score: 9.6

40
8,270 members, 112 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 9.5

41
7,454 members, 132 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

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

Score: 9.36

42
2,064 members, 29 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Score: 9.35

43
176 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
3,772 members, 112 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
10,616 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
7,280 members, 112 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 9.09

47
6,077 members, 69 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

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

Score: 9.05

48
3,267 members, 44 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 8.93

49
59,856 members, 1,191 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
6,186 members, 56 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

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

Score: 8.42

51
9,859 members, 153 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

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

Score: 8.41

52
44,684 members, 738 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

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

Score: 7.81

53
1,074 members, 28 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 7.61

54
574 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
3,116 members, 37 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
7,737 members, 163 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

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

Score: 7.32

59
12,814 members, 266 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

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

Score: 7.16

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

Lists: timspalding (1), elenchus (3)

Score: 7.04

61
2,293 members, 64 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

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

Score: 6.83

62
1,142 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
28,368 members, 425 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
1,366 members, 18 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

Score: 6.48

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

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

Score: 6.44

66
3,708 members, 30 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: Herenya (2), JoLynnsbooks (3)

Score: 6.4

67
5,008 members, 116 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: merrystar (1), mavinger (10)

Score: 6.25

68
5,096 members, 43 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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

Score: 6.22

69
2,812 members, 48 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: ShellyS (1), Booksrme (13)

Score: 6.11

70
5,997 members, 163 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

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

Score: 6.06

71
7,351 members, 93 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
1,881 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
1,196 members, 26 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: seeword (2), inge87 (9)

Score: 5.67

75
14,241 members, 505 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: rikaploo (1), ahef1963 (43)

Score: 5.56

76
5,782 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
3,047 members, 70 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: kgriffith (2), Cecrow (19)

Score: 5.28

78
5,714 members, 99 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 4.99

79
4,744 members, 92 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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

Score: 4.94

80
1,791 members, 27 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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

Score: 4.9

81
32,794 members, 907 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
10,278 members, 493 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: marcelaphane (2), ahef1963 (49)

Score: 4.88

83
7,412 members, 84 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: kristilabrie (2), ahef1963 (50)

Score: 4.87

84
5,672 members, 165 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
6,386 members, 86 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

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

Score: 4.54

87
5,385 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
373 members, 6 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: rarm (10), inge87 (11)

Score: 4.45

90
5,134 members, 61 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 4.38

91
1,193 members, 9 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)

Lists: thornton37814 (6), Cecrow (24)

Score: 4.36

92
4,218 members, 55 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: amarie (4), ahef1963 (53)

Score: 4.31

93
1,482 members, 34 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: mavinger (9), charl08 (17)

Score: 4.28

94
2,884 members, 70 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: JoLynnsbooks (5), ahef1963 (54)

Score: 4.15

95
7,643 members, 88 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: thorold (6), ahef1963 (55)

Score: 4.03

96
4,252 members, 114 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: marcelaphane (1)

Score: 4

97
2,846 members, 61 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: DeusXMachina (1)

Score: 4

98
1,744 members, 28 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: elenchus (1)

Score: 4

99
1,594 members, 37 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: TeresaInTexas (1)

Score: 4

100
1,394 members, 62 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: jen.e.moore (1)

Score: 4

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