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Culture Good Books for 12 Year Olds  

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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
Lewis Carroll, William Glennon

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

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds

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The Hobbit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
J. R. R. Tolkien

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7 1
Little Women is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
Louisa May Alcott

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The Diary of a Young Girl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds

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Matilda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
Roald Dahl

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wa... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds

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7 2
A Wrinkle in Time is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
Madeleine L'Engle

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7 3
The Hunger Games is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
Suzanne Collins

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6 3
Harry Potter and the Half-Bloo... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds

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4 1
Holes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
Louis Sachar

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4 2
Watership Down is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
Richard Adams

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4 2
Oliver Twist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
Charles Dickens

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3 1
Number the Stars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
Lois Lowry

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3 1
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds

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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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3 2
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
Jerry Spinelli

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1 1
The True Confessions of Charlo... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds

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1 1
Anne of Green Gables is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
Lucy Maud Montgomery

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1 1
Walk Two Moons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
Sharon Creech

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1 1
Tuck Everlasting is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
Natalie Babbitt

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3 4
Harry Potter and the Order of ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds

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2 3
Harry Potter and the Half-Bloo... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds

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2 3
Bloomability is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Good Books for 12 Year Olds
Sharon Creech

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