Best Young Adult and Pre-teen Fiction

A Listmania! list by Julie Yamamoto (Atlanta, GA)
The list author says: "This list are the favorites of my pre-teen daughters and I that also meet my parental standards of PG rating on violence and romance, great spellbinding story, and wholesome."
Fablehaven Complete Set (Boxed Set): Fablehaven; Rise of the Evening Star; Grip of the Shadow Plague; Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary; Keys to the Demon Prison
1.  Fablehaven Complete Set (Boxed Set): Fablehaven; Rise of the Evening Star; Grip of the Shadow Plague; Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary; Keys to the Demon Prison by Brandon Mull
The list author says:
  "Spellbinding with inventive twists that kept me up late reading too.  Applies to all 5 books in the series."
$25.46   Used & New from: $22.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (597 customer reviews)

Inheritance (Eragon / Eldest / Brisingr) (The Inheritance Cycle)
2.  Inheritance (Eragon / Eldest / Brisingr) (The Inheritance Cycle) by Christopher Paolini
The list author says:
  "Absolutely wonderful for adults or children...when will he publish the fourth book???  Can't wait!"
$30.22   Used & New from: $19.95
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (288 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Quest Begins (Seekers #1)
3.  The Quest Begins (Seekers #1) by Erin Hunter
The list author says:
  "My 11 year old turned me onto this series...a lovely adventure tale from animal's perspective.  All books in this series are good."
$5.71   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (163 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

Julie of the Wolves: Treasury (Julie of the Wolves, Julie, and Julie's Wolf Pack)
4.  Julie of the Wolves: Treasury (Julie of the Wolves, Julie, and Julie's Wolf Pack) by Jean Craighead George
The list author says:
  "One of my favorite stories from my childhood, and I read it again as an adult.  Haven't yet gotten the kids to read it as they are more swayed by all the glitzy new novels, but still one of my favorites."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (321 customer reviews)

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His Dark Materials Trilogy (The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass)
5.  His Dark Materials Trilogy (The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass) by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "Read this first as a young adult myself and loved it, and my 11 year old adored it as much as I did."
$42.00   Used & New from: $12.29
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,395 customer reviews) | 24 customer discussions

Maximum Ride Box Set (Maximum Ride, School's Out Forever, Saving the World)
6.  Maximum Ride Box Set (Maximum Ride, School's Out Forever, Saving the World) by James Patterson
The list author says:
  "I think this series is now up to book 7 or 8 with the recent publication of 'Angel', and we (myself and daughters) have gobbled them up as they've come out.  My 9 year old has even gotten into it with both the manga version as well as reading the novels.  Who wouldn't like the idea of kids that can fly destined to save the world?"
$20.99   Used & New from: $12.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)

The Sight
7.  The Sight by David Clement-Davies
The list author says:
  "This along with Fell is a great story told from animal's perspective."
$8.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (210 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Fell
8.  Fell by David Clement-Davies
The list author says:
  "Looks dark but this is sequel to The Sight and about a wolf...not another werewolf story."
$8.78   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Farwalker's Quest
9.  The Farwalker's Quest by Joni Sensel
The list author says:
  "Wonderful adventure story that is fast paced and wholesome.  A nice change from all the vampires and apocalyptic stuff that is pervasive in YA fiction lately."
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

The Hunger Games (Book 1)
10.  The Hunger Games (Book 1) by Suzanne Collins
The list author says:
  "This is the only apocalyptic series I'll have on the list because it is worth the time, and she is very skilled at handling the darker notions of this type of society so that it comes across as PG and mostly as the background for a great tale rather than being the tale.  All three books are worth the read and spellbinding."
$6.21   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22,802 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, Book 2)
11.  Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, Book 2) by Suzanne Collins
$12.59   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15,530 customer reviews)

Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)
12.  Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins
$11.85   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18,109 customer reviews) | 144 customer discussions

Lone Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond, Book 1)
13.  Lone Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond, Book 1) by Kathryn Lasky
The list author says:
  "My 9 year old brought this home from her school book fair, and I enjoyed reading it myself.  Another great story told from animal's perspective."
$5.71   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (177 customer reviews)

Waterfall: A Novel (River of Time Series)
14.  Waterfall: A Novel (River of Time Series) by Lisa T. Bergren
The list author says:
  "My 11 year old adored this book so much that I've already pre-ordered the other two in the series.  A great adventure story for pre-teen girls with an old fashioned PG (or G rated) romance...wholesome and a great read."
$8.49   Used & New from: $4.20
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (529 customer reviews)

The Alchemist
15.  The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The list author says:
  "This is an exceptional allegorical type novel along the lines of Pilgrim's Progress.  My kids have not read it yet but I want them too because it's a great story with deeper meaning to think on."
$8.92   Used & New from: $4.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5,701 customer reviews)

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