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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4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 597,740 ratings
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3 Wings (Wings, #1)
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 47,841 ratings
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4 The Maze Runner (Maze Runne...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 228,124 ratings
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5 The Elephant Tree
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 4,974 ratings
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6 The Zombie Room
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 5,636 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 — 30,601 ratings
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8 Beastly
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 107,162 ratings
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9 The Goose Girl (The Books o...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 69,542 ratings
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10 Kissed by an Angel (Kissed ...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 19,138 ratings
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11 Tithe (Modern Faerie Tales,...
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 45,023 ratings
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12 The Host (The Host, #1)
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 551,754 ratings
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13 North of Beautiful
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 22,528 ratings
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14 The Mysterious Benedict Soc...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 53,195 ratings
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15 Dark Visions (Dark Visions,...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 25,449 ratings
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16 Island of the Blue Dolphins
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 174,919 ratings
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17 Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 270,958 ratings
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18 My Sister's Keeper
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 603,600 ratings
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19 Graceling (Graceling Realm,...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 187,016 ratings
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20 Tuck Everlasting
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 125,719 ratings
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21 Remember Me?
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 122,712 ratings
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22 Twilight (The Mediator, #6)
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 26,211 ratings
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23 A Mango-Shaped Space
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 11,512 ratings
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24 The True Confessions of Cha...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 54,775 ratings
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25 Twisted
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 21,023 ratings
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26 Dark Passage (Dark Passage,...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 277 ratings
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26 The Jetstream of Success (I...
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 97 ratings
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28 Numbers (Numbers, #1)
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3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 12,801 ratings
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29 Battle Royale
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 25,086 ratings
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30 Strange Angels (Strange Ang...
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 26,795 ratings
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31 Princess Academy (Princess ...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 63,952 ratings
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32 The Forbidden Game (The For...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 13,851 ratings
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33 The Hollow (The Hollow, #1)
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 13,641 ratings
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34 Undead and Unwed (Undead, #1)
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 36,989 ratings
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35 The Thief (The Queen's Thie...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 21,955 ratings
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35 Sunshine
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 22,547 ratings
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37 The Juliet Club
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 2,844 ratings
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38 The Lost Days (Emily the St...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 3,289 ratings
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39 A Great and Terrible Beauty...
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 143,039 ratings
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40 The Thief Lord
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 47,307 ratings
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41 The Pace (The Pace, #1)
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 1,166 ratings
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42 Crown Duel (Crown & Court #...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 14,048 ratings
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43 The Mysterious Benedict Soc...
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 15,341 ratings
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44 Artichoke's Heart
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 2,355 ratings
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45 Book of Shadows (Wicca, #1)
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 12,769 ratings
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46 Identical
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 32,892 ratings
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47 Children of Paranoia (Child...
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 449 ratings
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48 The Diamond of Drury Lane (...
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 2,216 ratings
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49 Hatchet (Brian's Saga, #1)
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 135,757 ratings
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50 The Mysterious Benedict Soc...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 19,378 ratings
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51 How to Say Goodbye in Robot
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 5,607 ratings
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52 How I Live Now
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 19,516 ratings
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53 Inside the Shadow City (Kik...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 3,934 ratings
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54 Fallen (Fallen, #1)
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 248,965 ratings
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55 Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy,...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 59,114 ratings
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56 Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 76,529 ratings
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57 Captive in the Dark (The Da...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 38,318 ratings
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58 The Red Necklace (French Re...
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 4,668 ratings
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59 Journey to the River Sea
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 5,763 ratings
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60 The Darkangel (Darkangel Tr...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 5,410 ratings
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61 Blood Feud (The Drake Chron...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 9,316 ratings
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62 Angelfall (Penryn & the End...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 56,158 ratings
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63 Guitar Girl
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 2,542 ratings
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63 Life As We Knew It (Last Su...
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 62,741 ratings
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65 Firelight (Firelight, #1)
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 38,916 ratings
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66 Shug
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 5,700 ratings
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67 The Brief History of the Dead
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 7,112 ratings
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68 White Cat (Curse Workers, #1)
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 21,384 ratings
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69 How Not to Be Popular
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 3,100 ratings
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70 Double Identity
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 10,451 ratings
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71 Homecoming (Tillerman Cycle...
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 12,892 ratings
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72 Waiting for Normal
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 7,236 ratings
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73 Mermaid Park
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 736 ratings
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74 Across the Nightingale Floo...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 18,692 ratings
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75 Betrayals (Strange Angels, #2)
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 18,854 ratings
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75 Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 66,082 ratings
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77 Jealousy (Strange Angels, #3)
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 16,518 ratings
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78 Eyes Like Stars (Théâtre Il...
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 8,743 ratings
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79 The Demon's Lexicon (The De...
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 6,703 ratings
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80 The Book of Lost Things
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 31,434 ratings
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81 The Perilous Gard
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 4,401 ratings
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82 Die for Me (Revenants, #1)
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 34,507 ratings
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82 A Perfect Husband (Sami Sax...
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 124 ratings
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84 Divergent (Divergent, #1)
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 956,894 ratings
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84 LIGHTMASTERS: Number 13
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 109 ratings
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86 Wondrous Strange (Wondrous ...
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 14,968 ratings
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86 A Door in the Woods (The Ji...
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 695 ratings
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88 Cleopatra's Daughter
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 13,901 ratings
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89 Unlovable (Port Fare, #1)
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 4,418 ratings
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89 Wonder
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4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 108,785 ratings
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91 Somebody Everybody Listens To
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 691 ratings
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92 Catherine, Called Birdy
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 24,033 ratings
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93 Teen Idol
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 17,274 ratings
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94 Angelfire (Angelfire, #1)
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 19,726 ratings
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94 Uglies (Uglies, #1)
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 285,032 ratings
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96 Texas Gothic (Goodnight Fam...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 3,203 ratings
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97 Born at Midnight (Shadow Fa...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 43,758 ratings
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98 Bad Girls Don't Die (Bad Gi...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 13,322 ratings
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99 The Iron Thorn (Iron Codex,...
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 4,040 ratings
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100 Elsewhere
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 29,465 ratings
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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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