Great Lesser-known Books!
Books that aren't so well known, but are so great all the same!
1 Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy...
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2 The Book Thief
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 715,576 ratings
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3 Wings (Wings, #1)
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 52,729 ratings
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4 The Maze Runner (Maze Runne...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 332,175 ratings
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5 The Elephant Tree
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 7,151 ratings
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6 The Zombie Room
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 8,400 ratings
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7 Stolen: A Letter to My Captor
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 36,954 ratings
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8 Dog Days of Summer (Rolling...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 322 ratings
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9 Beastly
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 120,188 ratings
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10 The Goose Girl (The Books o...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 76,283 ratings
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11 Kissed by an Angel (Kissed ...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 20,682 ratings
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12 The Host (The Host, #1)
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 619,355 ratings
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13 Tithe (Modern Faerie Tales,...
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 47,954 ratings
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14 Graceling (Graceling Realm,...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 211,734 ratings
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15 North of Beautiful
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 26,055 ratings
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16 The Mysterious Benedict Soc...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 59,749 ratings
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17 Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 303,925 ratings
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18 Dark Visions (Dark Visions,...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 27,996 ratings
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19 Island of the Blue Dolphins
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 190,949 ratings
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20 My Sister's Keeper
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 664,362 ratings
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21 Tuck Everlasting
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 135,872 ratings
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22 Remember Me?
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 134,405 ratings
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23 Twisted
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 23,458 ratings
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24 The Jetstream of Success (I...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 135 ratings
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25 Twilight (The Mediator, #6)
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 27,741 ratings
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26 A Mango-Shaped Space
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 14,056 ratings
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27 Numbers (Numbers, #1)
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3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 14,225 ratings
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28 Princess Academy (Princess ...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 67,975 ratings
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29 The True Confessions of Cha...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 59,113 ratings
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30 The Hollow (The Hollow, #1)
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 15,113 ratings
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31 Dark Passage (Dark Passage,...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 290 ratings
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32 Undead and Unwed (Undead, #1)
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 39,388 ratings
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33 Battle Royale
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 28,090 ratings
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34 Strange Angels (Strange Ang...
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 29,289 ratings
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35 The Forbidden Game (The For...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 15,528 ratings
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36 A Great and Terrible Beauty...
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 150,643 ratings
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37 The Thief (The Queen's Thie...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 25,528 ratings
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37 Sunshine
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 23,900 ratings
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39 Book of Shadows (Wicca, #1)
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 14,412 ratings
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40 The Juliet Club
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 3,155 ratings
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41 The Lost Days (Emily the St...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 3,590 ratings
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42 The Thief Lord
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 51,506 ratings
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43 A Grave Hunger
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4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 69 ratings
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44 The Pace (The Pace, #1)
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 1,210 ratings
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45 Crown Duel (Crown & Court #...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 15,599 ratings
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46 The Mysterious Benedict Soc...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 17,387 ratings
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47 Artichoke's Heart
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 2,694 ratings
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48 How I Live Now
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 23,249 ratings
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49 The Diamond of Drury Lane (...
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 2,544 ratings
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50 Identical
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 37,724 ratings
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51 Fallen (Fallen, #1)
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 287,246 ratings
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52 Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 84,965 ratings
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53 Children of Paranoia (Child...
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 492 ratings
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54 Hatchet (Brian's Saga, #1)
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 156,563 ratings
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55 Captive in the Dark (The Da...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 43,363 ratings
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56 The Mysterious Benedict Soc...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 21,828 ratings
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57 Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy,...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 65,009 ratings
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58 How to Say Goodbye in Robot
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 6,310 ratings
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59 Inside the Shadow City (Kik...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 4,274 ratings
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60 Firelight (Firelight, #1)
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 42,301 ratings
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61 The Red Necklace (French Re...
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 5,039 ratings
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62 Journey to the River Sea
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 6,463 ratings
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63 The Darkangel (Darkangel Tr...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 5,984 ratings
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64 Blood Feud (The Drake Chron...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 10,328 ratings
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65 Divergent (Divergent, #1)
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 1,221,656 ratings
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66 Angelfall (Penryn & the End...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 67,793 ratings
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67 Guitar Girl
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 2,744 ratings
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67 Life As We Knew It (Last Su...
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 73,067 ratings
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69 Shug
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 6,384 ratings
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70 The Brief History of the Dead
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 7,524 ratings
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71 Across the Nightingale Floo...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 20,404 ratings
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72 White Cat (Curse Workers, #1)
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 23,765 ratings
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73 Eyes Like Stars (Théâtre Il...
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 9,339 ratings
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74 Betrayals (Strange Angels, #2)
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 20,564 ratings
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75 Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 75,521 ratings
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76 How Not to Be Popular
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 3,471 ratings
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77 Jealousy (Strange Angels, #3)
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 17,976 ratings
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78 Double Identity
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 11,198 ratings
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79 Homecoming (Tillerman Cycle...
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 14,160 ratings
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80 Waiting for Normal
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 7,964 ratings
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81 Mermaid Park
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 869 ratings
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82 Born at Midnight (Shadow Fa...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 50,354 ratings
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83 The Demon's Lexicon (The De...
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 7,211 ratings
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84 The Book of Lost Things
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 34,619 ratings
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85 Before I Fall
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 145,667 ratings
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86 The Perilous Gard
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 5,063 ratings
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86 The Zahir
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 41,263 ratings
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88 Die for Me (Revenants, #1)
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 37,588 ratings
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88 A Perfect Husband (Sami Sax...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 149 ratings
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90 Lightmasters: Number 13
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 113 ratings
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90 Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 106,793 ratings
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92 Wondrous Strange (Wondrous ...
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 16,214 ratings
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92 A Door in the Woods (The Ji...
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 744 ratings
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94 Cleopatra's Daughter
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 15,153 ratings
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95 Unlovable (Port Fare, #1)
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 5,179 ratings
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95 Wonder
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4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 147,277 ratings
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97 Somebody Everybody Listens To
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 774 ratings
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98 Catherine, Called Birdy
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 26,025 ratings
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99 Teen Idol
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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 18,418 ratings
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100 Angelfire (Angelfire, #1)
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Comments (showing 1-7 of 7) (7 new)

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Devan, Sarcasm Expert Right now Wings is at the number one spot, and I completely disagree. It has a total lack of depth, mental character change, and its just too simple a story. I've read better fairy novels than that.


message 2: by Shauna (new)

Shauna Tyndall The Red Necklace is one of the best books ever.


message 3: by Posie (new)

Posie Shauna wrote: "The Red Necklace is one of the best books ever."

I know! It's utterly amazing. Have you read the sequel, The Silver Blade? I own it, but I haven't read it yet...


message 4: by Shauna (new)

Shauna Tyndall Posie wrote: "Shauna wrote: "The Red Necklace is one of the best books ever."

I know! It's utterly amazing. Have you read the sequel, The Silver Blade? I own it, but I haven't read it yet..."


I have read it. Had to get it from the library. It's just as good as The Red Necklace, I think anyway.


message 5: by Henryetta (last edited Nov 30, 2010 08:10AM) (new)

Henryetta "The Silver Blade"---Thanks for the tip. I enjoyed "The Red Necklace" very much. As you may know, there has been a movie made from "Beastly" (a book also on this list). It will be released in March 2011. The trailer can be seen on the internet.


message 6: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Cluver Jason and Marceline/ Space Station Seventh Grade!!! it seems like nobody knows Jerry Spinelli anymore, but Jason's stupidity and Marceline's independance help me get through EVERYTHING!!!! they should definatly be on this list!!!


message 7: by Amy (new)

Amy Hmm... more than 100,000 ratings per book count as lesser known? I guess this list started in 2010-?


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