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This list features great books for 12 year olds, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best books for 12 year olds span genres and come from many different authors. Some good books for twelve year olds tell exciting tales or coming of age stories while other great books for 12 year olds are more whimsical. Many of the best books for 12 year olds to read inspire the imagination through captivating visuals and colorful covers.

What tales are ranked on this best books for 12 year olds list? Watership Down, the classic story of a group of rabbits and their will to survive, is a wonderful book for twelve year olds. Containing a heroic quest, full of adventure, Watership Down is a highly entertaining read for anyone age 12 and up. A Wrinkle in Time is another popular book for twelve year olds to read.

Bloomability and Walk Two Moons are two other good books for 12 year olds, both written by Sharon Creech, and telling tales of becoming a teen and starting to define yourself. Other good stories that appear on this top books for 12 year olds list include the Hunger Games trilogy, The Giver and Tuck Everlasting.

What was your favorite book when you were 12? Vote the best stories up to the top of this list and add any others you think can't be missed.

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Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll, William Glennon

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The Giver is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
The Giver Lois Lowry

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The Hobbit is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds

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A Wrinkle in Time is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L'Engle

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wa... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds

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The Diary of a Young Girl is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds

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Little Women is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
Little Women Louisa May Alcott

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Matilda is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
Matilda Roald Dahl

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The Hunger Games is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins

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Watership Down is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
Watership Down Richard Adams

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Oliver Twist is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
Oliver Twist Charles Dickens

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds

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Harry Potter and the Half-Bloo... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds

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Holes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
Holes Louis Sachar

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Number the Stars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
Number the Stars Lois Lowry

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The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds

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Where the Red Fern Grows is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds

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Stargirl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
Stargirl Jerry Spinelli

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Walk Two Moons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
Walk Two Moons Sharon Creech

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Tuck Everlasting is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
Tuck Everlasting Natalie Babbitt

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The True Confessions of Charlo... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds

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Anne of Green Gables is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
Anne of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery

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Harry Potter and the Order of ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds

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Harry Potter and the Half-Bloo... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds

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Bloomability is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
Bloomability Sharon Creech

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The Lightning Thief is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
The Lightning Thief Rick Riordan