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Old 06-19-2009, 08:07 AM
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I liked Treasure Island.

I also liked all the books written by Louisa May Alcott, but especially Little Women.

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I read the Hiding Place as an adult and also think it would be a little heavy reading for an 8th grader. At that age I had to read The Diary of Ann Frank and liked that book then.

There is another book about a bridge, I think in Thailand during WWII that I had to read at that age. I think it was called The Bridge Over The River Kwai and the author is Pierre Boulle. It was not a book that I would have ever chosen but ended up liking it once I got into it.
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Besides all the true classics many of the others have posted, there is a book series my husband and I both enjoyed, but for the life of us can not remember the title(s). It is a series of books that you read, but not front to back from page to page...sort of like an adventure book. You read just the first page, then it gives you a choice of three other pages to go to to read the next page and so forth. When I was a teacher's assistant for a preschool/after school program many of the children made their own "adventure" books and each week we shared one on fun day Friday.
The reason we both enjoyed them is because you didn't read straight through and there was always a different ending with lots of twist and turns and imagination with in the reading. We both admitted that we did try to read it straight through once - but it was much to confusing.
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:14 PM
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KSJEn6891, Were the books you are talking about the Choose Your Own Adventure series? My children read those and loved them.
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