Best Stand Alone Young Adult Books
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1 Ender's Game (The Ender Qui...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 639,462 ratings
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2 The Fault in Our Stars
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4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 1,230,406 ratings
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3 The Book Thief
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 716,300 ratings
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4 The Giver (The Giver, #1)
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 963,361 ratings
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5 The Perks of Being a Wallfl...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 609,815 ratings
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6 The Outsiders
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 457,848 ratings
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7 The Graveyard Book
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 211,685 ratings
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8 Thirteen Reasons Why
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 324,095 ratings
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9 Anna and the French Kiss (A...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 153,240 ratings
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10 Speak
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 257,443 ratings
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11 Looking for Alaska
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 464,687 ratings
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12 The True Confessions of Cha...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 59,119 ratings
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13 Stardust
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 187,187 ratings
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14 The Scorpio Races
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 49,068 ratings
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15 Number the Stars
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 275,238 ratings
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16 The House of the Scorpion (...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 46,981 ratings
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16 Where the Red Fern Grows
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 213,283 ratings
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16 Shade's Children
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 8,181 ratings
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19 Paper Towns
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 291,334 ratings
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20 Just Listen
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 156,382 ratings
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21 Hatchet (Brian's Saga, #1)
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 156,631 ratings
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22 Twenty Boy Summer
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 29,396 ratings
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23 The Hobbit or There and Bac...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 1,621,255 ratings
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24 The Truth About Forever
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 138,888 ratings
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25 An Abundance of Katherines
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 187,343 ratings
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26 Jellicoe Road
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 27,465 ratings
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27 The Catcher in the Rye
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 1,535,000 ratings
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27 Lola and the Boy Next Door ...
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 69,550 ratings
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29 Forever
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 37,496 ratings
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30 This Lullaby
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 119,885 ratings
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31 Along for the Ride
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 121,054 ratings
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32 Life of Pi
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 827,757 ratings
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33 Sisters Red (Fairytale Rete...
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 13,125 ratings
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33 The Statistical Probability...
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 68,013 ratings
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35 Lock and Key
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 98,439 ratings
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36 Stargirl (Stargirl, #1)
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 178,875 ratings
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37 Speaker for the Dead
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 2,881 ratings
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38 Tuck Everlasting
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 135,929 ratings
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39 Keeping the Moon
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 41,327 ratings
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40 Going Bovine
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 20,686 ratings
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41 Good Night, Mr. Tom
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 20,789 ratings
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41 Where the Deer Dwell
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 41 ratings
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41 The Zoo: An Allegorical Adv...
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3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 20 ratings
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44 The Invention of Hugo Cabret
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 101,819 ratings
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45 Shug
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 6,388 ratings
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46 Maniac Magee
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 88,242 ratings
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47 Bud, Not Buddy
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 52,938 ratings
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48 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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48 A Single Shard
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 20,776 ratings
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48 The Replacement
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 13,794 ratings
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51 Waiting for Normal
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 7,965 ratings
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51 As You Wish
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 5,478 ratings
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53 Raven
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 3,157 ratings
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54 Blood and Chocolate
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 29,490 ratings
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55 Baby
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 1,037 ratings
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56 What Happened to Goodbye
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 54,787 ratings
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56 Beauty Queens
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 29,312 ratings
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58 Hattie Big Sky (Hattie, #1)
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 10,052 ratings
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58 Some Girls Are
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 9,546 ratings
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60 The Novus (Chronicles of th...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 41 ratings
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60 Knife of Truth, Road to Megara
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 15 ratings
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60 The Skyhorse
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3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 7 ratings
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60 Whale Talk
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 7,422 ratings
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60 Shadow of the Dragon
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4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 8 ratings
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60 The Silver Kiss
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 12,834 ratings
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60 The Little Friend
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3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 19,947 ratings
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60 The Man in Seat 11B
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2.8 of 5 stars 2.80 avg rating — 10 ratings
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60 Stealing the Elf-King's Roses
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 348 ratings
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60 Resurrecting Cybele
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 9 ratings
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60 Caucasia
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 4,216 ratings
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60 Tormented
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 10 ratings
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60 Fast Slide
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 18 ratings
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60 It was Serendipitous
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3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
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60 Rodeo Finn
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60 Little Red Gem
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 12 ratings
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60 Eleanor & Park
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 220,327 ratings
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60 The Love Story That Shouldn...
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78 The Tension of Opposites
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 901 ratings
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78 Ender's Game, Vol 1: Battle...
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 20,204 ratings
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78 Elf Defense (New York, #2)
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 86 ratings
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78 Anita and Me
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 1,133 ratings
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78 Don't Call Me Baby
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 1,155 ratings
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78 Dining Out Around The Solar...
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4.67 of 5 stars 4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings
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78 Every Day (Every Day #1)
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 69,033 ratings
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78 Feedback
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 45 ratings
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78 The Love Story That Shouldn...
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4.75 of 5 stars 4.75 avg rating — 4 ratings
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87 North of Beautiful
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 26,065 ratings
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87 Between
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 6,179 ratings
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87 A Journey to the Center of ...
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 701 ratings
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87 Fairytales for Wilde Girls
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 377 ratings
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87 Show Jumping Team
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87 Amy and Roger's Epic Detour
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 41,977 ratings
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87 The Bird With The Broken Wing
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 57 ratings
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94 Howl's Moving Castle (Howl'...
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 95,536 ratings
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94 Quesadillas
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 377 ratings
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94 Flour Babies
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3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 903 ratings
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94 The Switch
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 7 ratings
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94 The Dead I Know
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 484 ratings
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94 Aristotle and Dante Discove...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 24,999 ratings
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94 Anna and the French Kiss (A...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 153,240 ratings
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