Elevenses

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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?
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94,847 membres
1,193 critiques
½ 4.3
17 Members
tardis, conceptDawg, Booksrme, reading_fox, foggidawn, paradoxosalpha, thorold, Cecrow, krazy4katz, buk1968, SylviaC, EMS_24, souloftherose, dksthomson, ahef1963, kristilabrie, Tinuvia
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paradoxosalpha: It was assigned reading in fifth grade, though I think it was a re-read for me.
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39,657 membres
961 critiques
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35,542 membres
561 critiques
4.1
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26,601 membres
401 critiques
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13 Members
Booksrme, TeresaInTexas, Morphidae, rarm, craso, charl08, Cecrow, SylviaC, souloftherose, dksthomson, Dilara86, ahef1963, Bettesbooks
Explications
Morphidae: 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.
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23,871 membres
330 critiques
4.1
12 Members
gwernin, Booksrme, TeresaInTexas, Gateaupain, reading_fox, libraryman_76021, KimarieBee, Cecrow, dksthomson, al.vick, ahef1963, quondame
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gwernin: I've actually owned this book since I was about 5!
Gateaupain: 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".....
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3,894 membres
83 critiques
4.1
9 Members
tardis, ablachly, Booksrme, reading_fox, charl08, thorold, buk1968, souloftherose, elkiedee
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tardis: 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.
reading_fox: Read all of them over the years, but haven't been back to re-visit them. The new film is actually pretty good too.
thorold: Sailing, codes, exploring, pirates - how could this be improved?
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6,605 membres
139 critiques
3.8
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8,492 membres
227 critiques
4.1
9 Members
paradoxosalpha, libraryman_76021, Cecrow, ErlendSkjelten, merrystar, SylviaC, souloftherose, elkiedee, ahef1963
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paradoxosalpha: I'm pretty sure I read this long before the age of eleven. But it has a conspicuously 11-year-old protagonist.
ahef1963: I didn't read this series until I was in my late 20s, but I was and still am mesmerized by them.
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15,669 membres
229 critiques
4.1
10 Members
Booksrme, Morphidae, mldg, Cecrow, elenchus, SylviaC, elkiedee, Dilara86, ahef1963, quondame
Explications
Morphidae: Several in this series get high marks from me, even now.
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18,151 membres
208 critiques
3.9
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36,272 membres
1,025 critiques
4.2
8 Members
Booksrme, dara85, Morphidae, elenchus, al.vick, ahef1963, gendeg, quondame
Explications
Morphidae: Another book that remains a delight to this day.
gendeg: Subversively dark and hopeful at the same time. Brilliant.
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7,029 membres
121 critiques
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8,005 membres
58 critiques
3.9
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10,372 membres
148 critiques
3.8
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6,844 membres
97 critiques
4.1
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34,265 membres
436 critiques
3.8
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16,334 membres
288 critiques
4.1
8 Members
mldg, Cecrow, elenchus, SylviaC, elkiedee, al.vick, ahef1963, quondame
Explications
mldg: I remember discovering the Little House books in my school's very tiny library.
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3,918 membres
47 critiques
3.9
7 Members
Morphidae, KimarieBee, SylviaC, dksthomson, al.vick, ahef1963, CindyAmrhein
Explications
Morphidae: Loved this as a kid but the suck fairy got a hold of this BIG time. What a disappointment.
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16,318 membres
279 critiques
4.2
6 Members
ablachly, Morphidae, foggidawn, SylviaC, elkiedee, ahef1963
Explications
Morphidae: Loved this book back then and it has held up over time.
ahef1963: This was my favourite book as a child, and I still re-read it every couple of years.
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3,460 membres
85 critiques
4.1
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7,915 membres
138 critiques
½ 4.3
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50,593 membres
452 critiques
½ 4.5
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17,554 membres
425 critiques
½ 4.3
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26,655 membres
239 critiques
3.9
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7,720 membres
241 critiques
3.8
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3,520 membres
72 critiques
4.2
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11,235 membres
143 critiques
4
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2,115 membres
30 critiques
½ 3.6
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8,814 membres
90 critiques
½ 3.5
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10,167 membres
96 critiques
4.2
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22,206 membres
479 critiques
½ 4.3
5 Members
Booksrme, SimoneA, charl08, ahef1963, lorannen
Explications
lorannen: Technically, I read this for the first time when I was nine, but I re-read it often!
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7,057 membres
116 critiques
3.8
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134,308 membres
2,061 critiques
½ 4.3
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43,162 membres
520 critiques
3.9
5 Members
bw42, Booksrme, Cecrow, dksthomson, ahef1963
Explications
bw42: 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
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5,017 membres
56 critiques
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873 membres
23 critiques
4
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2,396 membres
20 critiques
3.8
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11,914 membres
148 critiques
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11,230 membres
170 critiques
4.2
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12,151 membres
228 critiques
4.1
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25,142 membres
453 critiques
4.1
5 Members
Booksrme, Morphidae, charl08, elenchus, ahef1963
Explications
Morphidae: This is the first book I thought of when I saw the list and I was really surprised no one else had it down.
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1,302 membres
25 critiques
½ 3.7
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18,172 membres
299 critiques
3.9
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15,895 membres
215 critiques
4.2
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1,406 membres
14 critiques
½ 3.7
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12,472 membres
338 critiques
4.1
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2,939 membres
35 critiques
4
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217 membres
5 critiques
3.9
3 Members
Booksrme, thorold, paulmdh
Explications
thorold: I've no idea why I liked these terrible books so much back then!
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5,281 membres
151 critiques
4.2
4 Members
Booksrme, thorold, southernbooklady, ahef1963
Explications
thorold: I'm sure this can't be as funny as I remember it being...
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8,509 membres
126 critiques
3.9
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4,595 membres
56 critiques
3.9
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1,313 membres
18 critiques
½ 3.4
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2,684 membres
46 critiques
4.1
3 Members
Gateaupain, avatiakh, merrystar
Explications
Gateaupain: 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
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78,792 membres
1,434 critiques
½ 4.4
3 Members
ShellyS, btuckertx, ahef1963
Explications
btuckertx: A parent asked me to wait a few years before reading TKAM, but...
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9,223 membres
76 critiques
4.1
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14,939 membres
229 critiques
½ 3.7
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1,828 membres
35 critiques
4
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8,899 membres
65 critiques
4.1
3 Members
TeresaInTexas, inge87, ahef1963
Explications
inge87: My hands-down favorite Little House book growing up. I got my copy from the Scholastic book club when I was 10 or 11.
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10,782 membres
120 critiques
4.2
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59,262 membres
923 critiques
4.2
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1,496 membres
31 critiques
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853 membres
17 critiques
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210 membres
1 critique
½ 3.5
3 Members
Booksrme, reading_fox, charl08
Explications
reading_fox: A great series of adventures featuring wildlife and plucky heroes.
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3,759 membres
55 critiques
3.8
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21,138 membres
679 critiques
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209 membres
1 critique
½ 3.4
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11,142 membres
208 critiques
4
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6,839 membres
113 critiques
3.9
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4,132 membres
87 critiques
3.9
2 Members
.Monkey., lorannen
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7,491 membres
207 critiques
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1,614 membres
26 critiques
3.9
3 Members
rosalita, Morphidae, SylviaC
Explications
Morphidae: Totally forgot about Trixie Belden until Sylvia added it!
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1,029 membres
36 critiques
4.1
2 Members
EMS_24, kjgormley
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42,790 membres
695 critiques
½ 4.3
2 Members
paradoxosalpha, DeusXMachina
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paradoxosalpha: 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.
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2,021 membres
71 critiques
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320 membres
4 critiques
4.1
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1,746 membres
27 critiques
4.1
3 Members
ABVR, Booksrme, charl08
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5,879 membres
44 critiques
4.2
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6,159 membres
137 critiques
½ 4.3
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5,774 membres
148 critiques
4.2
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21,889 membres
609 critiques
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7,840 membres
58 critiques
3.9
84
5,592 membres
72 critiques
3.8
85
328 membres
9 critiques
½ 4.3
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3,787 membres
64 critiques
3.8
2 Members
Booksrme, ShellyS
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7,565 membres
193 critiques
4.1
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1,807 membres
37 critiques
3.8
2 Members
seeword, inge87
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1,186 membres
70 critiques
½ 3.7
90
12,725 membres
242 critiques
4.1
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636 membres
3 critiques
3.8
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4,423 membres
86 critiques
3.8
2 Members
kgriffith, Cecrow
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9,219 membres
124 critiques
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741 membres
11 critiques
3.8
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2,551 membres
37 critiques
3.9
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41,300 membres
1,050 critiques
½ 4.3
2 Members
ahef1963, gendeg
Explications
gendeg: 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.
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15,330 membres
548 critiques
3.9
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9,622 membres
106 critiques
½ 3.6
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1,364 membres
21 critiques
½ 3.6
2 Members
ahef1963, rikaploo
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10,719 membres
119 critiques
3.9
2 Members
Cecrow, al.vick