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My summer reading list is grateful to all the folks who made great suggestions for 
my request for adventure titles and series for middle school girls.

Ellen Nosal, MLS
Library Media Specialist
East Hampton Middle School
East Hampton, CT

The Goose Girl and sequels by Shannon Hale
The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio by Lloyd Alexander
The Runaway Princess by Kate Coombs
The Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry (a first-time novelist to watch)
Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Winter Road by Terry Hokenson.  It's a lot like a Gary Paulson novel, but the main 
character is female.
Leepike Ridge
Princess Academy
My kids are waiting for:
 the 4th Ergon book, 
Ulysses Moore the Door through time 5th book, 
39 clues

Most have read Lemony Snickett, 
my 6th grade girls are finishing up magic Tree house. 
Margaret haddix anything she writes, 
Warrior by Erin HUnter
Artemis Fowl by EION Colfer
i suggest Phyllis Naylor, Lois Lowry, Joan Lowery Nixon, 
Twilight series  also Host by Meyers
The Mysterious Benedict Society  by Trenton Stewart
paul Stewart   Edge Chronicles
Caroline Cooney
Suzanne Collins   Hunger games
may be William Sleator
Rick Riordan
Emily Rodda
if they like the Warrior series by Erin Hunter they might want to try Brian jacques
also Water ship downs
Cinda Williams Chima     the Wizard Heir   there are 4 or 5 books in the series
Tamora Pierce
Garth Nix   I have had a complaint or two on some of his books
Jenny Nimmo  Charlie Bones...
Sharon Creech
Suzanne Collins also has series Gregor .........

Avi - True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle 
Celia Rees - Pirates!
Louisa May Alcott - Little Women, Jo's Boys
Robyn Davidson - Tracks (non-fiction; former model crosses outback via camel. )
Kirby Larson - Hattie Big Sky

My girls love I'd Tell You I Love You, but Then I'd Have to Kill You and it's 
sequels, The Hunger Games  and Catching Fire.

Nancy Drew is my all-time favorite - Anne of Green Gables - Narnia
Chronicles - Little House on the Prairie...

Ally Carter's Gallagher Girls series
Alma Alexander's Worldweavers series
The Other Side of the Island by Allegra Goodman
Inside Out by Maria Snyder
The Roar by Emma Clayton
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Shannon Hale's Books of Bayern series
Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale
Maya Snow's Sisters of the Sword series
Graceling and Fire by Kristin Cashore
Nobody's Princess by Esther Friesner
Palace of Mirrors by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Hilari Bell's The Shield, Sword, and Crown series
My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison
Holly Lisle's Moon and Sun series
Jessica Day George's Dragon Slippers series
Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George
House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones
Thornspell by Helen Lowe
Melting Stones  by Tamora Pierce
Gerald Morris' Squire's Tale series
Temping Fate by Esther Friesner
The Runaway Princess by Kate Coombs
The Blue Girl by Charles de Lint
Ted Naifeh's Courtney Crumrin series (graphic novels)
Kazu Kibuishi's Amulet series (graphic novels)
Clare Dunkle's Hollow Kingdom series
Un Lun Dun by China Mieville
Kelley Armstrong's Darkest Powers trilogy

How about the Echo Falls mystery series by Abrahamson.  Down the Rabbit Hole etc.
Tamora Pierce books!
I'm not sure if purists would consider it "great" literature, but I really like I 
So Don't do Mysteries by Barrie Summy.  It has adventure, mystery, a benevolent 
ghost, teen romance, endangered species - a lot.  I just ordered a paperback set to 
use for my final eighth grade book discussion.  I am retiring at the end of the 
school year and doubt that my successor will do book discussion groups, but liked 
the book so much that I am getting them anyway. 
Waiting for Normal is also very good, though not adventure, unless you consider 
survival an adventure. 

How about THE ANCIENT ONE, or HEARTLIGHT,  or THE MERLIN EFFECT all by T.A.Barron.  
Then, there's the brand new HEIST SOCIETY by Ally Carter. It's great.  Anything by 
Tamora Pierce will be good. 

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