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Books that are Worth Reading and Easy to Read (14 titles)
These are the books that are worth reading, twice in some cases. They are all fairly easy to read and are books that you won't want to miss.

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Cover ArtEsperanza rising
by Ryan, Pam Munoz.
Besides the amazing coverart, this book was pretty fantastic. After Esparanza's father dies, her creepy uncles take over her farm in Mexico and try to marry her mother. They escape to America, but since they are immigrants, she is no longer the rich princess she used to be.   posted Jun 15, 2010 at 4:43PM

Cover ArtManiac Magee : a novel
by Spinelli, Jerry.
This book had me laughing and crying... I've read it twice, and it's about a boy who has run away from home.   posted Jun 15, 2010 at 4:41PM

Cover ArtFreaky Friday
by Rodgers, Mary, 1931-
You've maybe seen the movie with Lindsay Lohan, but the book is pretty different. Same plot though, a girl switches bodies with her mother for a day and things go wrong...   posted Jun 15, 2010 at 4:40PM

Cover ArtJeremy Fink and the meaning of life
by Mass, Wendy, 1967-
You may not have ever heard of this one, but it's an enjoyable book. A boy sets out to find the keys to a box that his deceased father left him to open on his thirteenth birthday.   posted Jun 15, 2010 at 4:39PM

Cover ArtThe lion, the witch, and the wardrobe
by Lewis, C. S. 1898-1963.
This is a great book. It's also meant for a younger reader, but it can be enjoyed by older people too. The language is very descriptive and the plot and characters are well-written.   posted Jun 15, 2010 at 4:38PM

Cover ArtHarry Potter and the chamber of secrets
by Rowling, J. K.
Not just the Chamber of Secrets, but all of the Harry Potter books. They are fantastic, long (but easy to read), and full of action. Really good books, even if you don't like fantasy.   posted Jun 15, 2010 at 4:37PM

Cover ArtThe adventures of Tom Sawyer
by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Tom Sawyer is a classic. You have to read it, though it is pretty slow in the beginning. It's worth it in the end, and it's full of suspense.   posted Jun 15, 2010 at 4:36PM

Cover ArtUglies
by Westerfeld, Scott.
I really liked reading this book. The futuristic yet not totally sci-fi setting was awesome along with the plot and the characters. It reminds me of the book Fahrenheit 451, because it's about the future and what terrible things could happen.   posted Jun 15, 2010 at 4:35PM

Cover ArtPrincess Academy
by Hale, Shannon
It sounds like it would be a really girly book, but it's not. I definitely recommend that girls read it more than boys, but it's not about princessy things. The protagonist, Miri, is a very strong female character and the plot is great.   posted Jun 15, 2010 at 4:33PM

Cover ArtBecause of Winn-Dixie
by DiCamillo, Kate.
This book is meant for the younger reader... I read it in second grade. But it was great. It's easy to read and the message is nice.   posted Jun 15, 2010 at 4:31PM

Cover ArtSomeone like you
by Dessen, Sarah.
Another teen pregnancy thing. Or is it? This book is about a girl who's best friend gets pregnant. She struggles with her mother and her new boyfriend, but helps her pregnant friend along the way while learning valuable life lessons.   posted Jun 15, 2010 at 4:30PM

Cover ArtLock and key : a novel
by Dessen, Sarah.
Lock and Key is about a senior who is following in the footsteps of her antisocial, drunken mother. The girl is abandoned and goes to live with her sister and brother-in-law where she learns that she's not alone.   posted Jun 15, 2010 at 4:28PM

Cover ArtMatilda
by Dahl, Roald
This book is more of a younger person book. If you haven't read it yet, though, I recommend that you read it. There's also a fairly good movie based on it.   posted Jun 15, 2010 at 4:26PM

Cover ArtThe sisterhood of the traveling pants
by Brashares, Ann.
I definitely recommend this book for girls. It is about four friends that will not be together for the summer for the first time, so they keep in touch by mailing each other a magical pair of pants that somehow, despite their various bodytypes fits them all. Great book.   posted Jun 15, 2010 at 4:25PM

Cover ArtThe outsiders
by Hinton, S. E.
the outsiders is really good. I had to read it for lit. class this year and I loved it. S.E. Hinton wrote this book when she was a teen, and since all the characters are teens, the way they think and talk is really accurate. The story is narrated by Ponyboy, the youngest of three boys and also the youngest in a gang. Throughout the book Ponyboy loses his innocence, which is kind of the theme of the book. I would recommend this to teens mostly because younger kids might not get it. It is a great book.   posted Jun 30, 2009 at 9:25PM

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