Stories for Indoor Kids

A Listmania! list by S. Hoffman (Chicago, IL)
The list author says: "My three younger siblings are athletes, and the last trophy I got was for the season I ruled the T-ball outfield in a dandelion crown. I learned the pathetic way that it really IS possible to miss the ball even if it's on a tee! Quickly (mercifully) labelled a spectator, my appalling lack of hand-eye coordination forced me to perfect my book-eye coordination in an array of sunny, sweaty, and chlorine-scented locations.

These are the books I loved best in middle school, ones that I enjoy rereading as an (air-conditioning loving, workout loathing, sunburn prone hypochondriac) adult."
His Dark Materials
1.  His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
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  "String theory, angelic war, extra-human intelligence, portals to parallel worlds, magical objects, souls in animal bodies, a truly tragic love story, steampunk re-imagining, alternate universes, glorious, lovely language. Just read them."
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The Dark Is Rising (Boxed Set): Over Sea, Under Stone; The Dark Is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King; Silver on the Tree (The Dark Is Rising Sequence)
2.  The Dark Is Rising (Boxed Set): Over Sea, Under Stone; The Dark Is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King; Silver on the Tree (The Dark Is Rising Sequence) by Susan Cooper
The list author says:
  "Nerd-alert: I wrote music to go with the song/poems in these books. And I still remember the lyrics eleven years later."
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Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)
3.  Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) by J. K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "My world caved in the morning after my 11th birthday when I fully appreciated the fact that my Hogwarts acceptance letter was never going to come. I recall being blindsided by the same hollow existential dread I felt when I got rejected from my first-choice university.
Ultimately, things even out: the school I chose (its rival) was Hogwarts with a drinking problem (and I ain't talkin butterbeer)."
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The Abhorsen Trilogy Box Set
4.  The Abhorsen Trilogy Box Set by Garth Nix
The list author says:
  "The perfect introduction to necromancers.
If you're looking for sluttier, gorier books about necromancers, I happily recommend the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton."
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The Ender's Shadow Series Boxed Set: Ender's Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon, Shadow Puppets, Shadow of the Giant (The Shadow Series)
5.  The Ender's Shadow Series Boxed Set: Ender's Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon, Shadow Puppets, Shadow of the Giant (The Shadow Series) by Orson Scott Card
The list author says:
  "A series about online social networking before it was cool. The character backstories in these make a re-read of Enders Game a million times richer."
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The Mayflower Project (Remnants, No 1)
6.  The Mayflower Project (Remnants, No 1) by Katherine A. Applegate
The list author says:
  "The PLOT, the CRAZY CHARACTERS, the WHAT THE HECK IS HAPPENING?
A great intro to the Earthexplodedhumanitysetsofftofindanotherplanettoplunder genre."
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British version of Harry Potter books 15 Aug 3, 2014
whats the differance (if there is any) for the first editions?? 33 Jul 23, 2014
Barrowing Harry Potter 0 Mar 10, 2014
Book 7 0 Feb 5, 2014
What next after Harry Potter and Percy Jackson? 8 Mar 30, 2013
Wood box available 108 Apr 29, 2012
Pottermore: the exclusive place to buy Harry Potter eBooks 0 Mar 31, 2012
Kindle Version of Harry Potter 65 Feb 4, 2012
fav and least fav 22 Dec 28, 2011
I need help finding a book and an author 0 Nov 26, 2009
Paperback or hardcover? 1 Nov 6, 2009
Reading Level 1 Dec 14, 2007
 
   

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