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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: 80 participating members (show all)

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1
21,801 members, 463 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
75,304 members, 1,002 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
34,950 members, 637 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
31,000 members, 818 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
14,603 members, 223 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.

6
2,881 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
26,420 members, 461 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
17,775 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
7,111 members, 195 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
5,505 members, 112 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
5,522 members, 85 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
27,591 members, 928 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
5,706 members, 113 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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

Score: 18.18

14
2,835 members, 42 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.

15
12,875 members, 170 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
23,720 members, 325 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
11,320 members, 189 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
42,764 members, 413 reviews
4.52 stars (4.52 stars)

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

Score: 15.12

19
20,076 members, 184 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
12,081 members, 241 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
8,643 members, 125 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 13.15

22
16,767 members, 401 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
4,924 members, 91 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

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

Score: 12.89

24
6,019 members, 101 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
107,052 members, 1,772 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

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

Score: 12.67

26
5,616 members, 45 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
3,621 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
1,795 members, 16 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

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

Score: 11.85

30
13,725 members, 379 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

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

Score: 11.22

31
9,583 members, 184 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

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

Score: 11.15

32
1,595 members, 26 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

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

Score: 10.75

33
19,116 members, 391 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
7,397 members, 78 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

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

Score: 10.63

35
2,764 members, 69 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

Score: 10.06

36
9,379 members, 289 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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

Score: 9.83

37
2,676 members, 57 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

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

Score: 9.71

38
742 members, 21 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

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

Score: 9.7

39
6,201 members, 207 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

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

Score: 9.6

40
8,831 members, 121 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Score: 9.5

41
8,312 members, 143 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

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

Score: 9.36

42
2,254 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
4,178 members, 125 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
11,959 members, 233 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

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

Score: 9.15

46
8,221 members, 124 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

Score: 9.09

47
6,725 members, 72 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

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

Score: 9.05

48
3,554 members, 43 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 8.93

49
64,186 members, 1,254 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
6,917 members, 61 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

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

Score: 8.42

51
10,998 members, 180 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

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

Score: 8.41

52
47,919 members, 779 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

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

Score: 7.81

53
1,197 members, 28 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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

Score: 7.61

54
649 members, 15 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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

Score: 7.57

55
173 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
3,280 members, 44 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

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

Score: 7.55

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

Lists: seeword (1), SnootyBaronet (2)

Score: 7.36

58
8,509 members, 176 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Score: 7.32

59
14,015 members, 278 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 7.16

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

Lists: timspalding (1), elenchus (3)

Score: 7.04

61
2,654 members, 69 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

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

Score: 6.83

62
1,249 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
30,960 members, 482 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
1,463 members, 21 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

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

Score: 6.48

65
944 members, 17 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

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

Score: 6.44

66
4,180 members, 39 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: Herenya (2), JoLynnsbooks (3)

Score: 6.4

67
5,431 members, 123 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: merrystar (1), mavinger (10)

Score: 6.25

68
5,739 members, 50 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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

Score: 6.22

69
3,061 members, 48 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ShellyS (1), Booksrme (13)

Score: 6.11

70
6,412 members, 172 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

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

Score: 6.06

71
8,130 members, 97 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

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

Score: 6.01

72
1,118 members, 20 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

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

Score: 5.8

73
2,051 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
1,329 members, 29 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: seeword (2), inge87 (9)

Score: 5.67

75
15,718 members, 608 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: rikaploo (1), ahef1963 (43)

Score: 5.56

76
6,533 members, 50 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
3,329 members, 72 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: kgriffith (2), Cecrow (19)

Score: 5.28

78
6,389 members, 104 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 4.99

79
5,507 members, 101 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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

Score: 4.94

80
1,998 members, 31 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

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

Score: 4.9

81
34,755 members, 953 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
11,388 members, 512 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: marcelaphane (2), ahef1963 (49)

Score: 4.88

83
7,914 members, 88 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: kristilabrie (2), ahef1963 (50)

Score: 4.87

84
6,154 members, 179 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: paulmdh (2), ahef1963 (51)

Score: 4.86

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

Lists: mavinger (6), foggidawn (10)

Score: 4.81

86
7,322 members, 99 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

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

Score: 4.54

87
6,076 members, 107 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: gendeg (3), ahef1963 (52)

Score: 4.53

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

Lists: KimarieBee (5), Cecrow (22)

Score: 4.52

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

Lists: rarm (10), inge87 (11)

Score: 4.45

90
5,807 members, 69 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 4.38

91
1,381 members, 13 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: thornton37814 (6), Cecrow (24)

Score: 4.36

92
4,601 members, 62 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: amarie (4), ahef1963 (53)

Score: 4.31

93
1,611 members, 35 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: mavinger (9), charl08 (17)

Score: 4.28

94
3,186 members, 73 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: JoLynnsbooks (5), ahef1963 (54)

Score: 4.15

95
8,321 members, 96 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: thorold (6), ahef1963 (55)

Score: 4.03

96
4,648 members, 124 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: marcelaphane (1)

Score: 4

97
3,133 members, 70 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: DeusXMachina (1)

Score: 4

98
1,912 members, 31 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: elenchus (1)

Score: 4

99
1,802 members, 43 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: TeresaInTexas (1)

Score: 4

100
1,545 members, 65 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: jen.e.moore (1)

Score: 4

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