Awesome Reads for Pre-Teen (11 to 14 years)
In my experience, it can be very difficult to find age appropriate books for 11-14 year olds. As kids start to outgrow the young chapter books, they tend to gravitate to the next book genre: Young Adult books. Unfortunately, some Young Adult fiction often contains inappropriate matter and is better fitted for high school-aged teens.
So what’s the best answer?
I’ve searched online for a compiled list of awesome books that young readers aged 11-14 will enjoy. Check them out!
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf by Jennifer L. Holm
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson