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Books I Loved As A Kid

I’ve liked books for pretty much my whole life. I haven’t loved them with a passion for my entire life, but I’ve always been reading. Today, I’ve decided to put together a few of the books I loved when I was younger! I’m taking a guess that I was 8-11ish when I read these, so I’m omitting Harry Potter and Percy Jackson since those are obvious choices and read those in my tween years!

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

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This was the first ‘long’ book I ever read and I remember being so happy when I finished the first chapter. Two old friends and I read this together and we were obsessed. We loved the whole concept of exceptional kids taking tests to get into a place to do amazing things. We fantasized about doing that ourselves even though we agreed we probably weren’t cut out for it.

The Books of Elsewhere by Jacqueline West

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Oh, this one made me look at paintings, wishing I could climb inside and explore them. I never got the chance to finish this series, but I did reread the first one multiple times. I loved the concept of going into paintings and it was just creepy enough to pique my interest, but not freak me out.

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

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Yep, before she wrote The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins wrote a Middle Grade series, though it is very dark and has a lot of blood in it. This one was interesting to me and I’m floored I wasn’t terrified of it. My favorite part would have to have been the prophesies. I memorized all of them and preformed them like little skits!

39 Clues by Rick Riordan

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I honestly don’t remember much about this series, but I know this was one of the first ones I woke up early to keep reading for. I actually never got around to finishing the series, but I know I liked it well enough!

Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi

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I’ve loved this series practically from the beginning. I’ve followed it into my teen years and I still love it with as much passion as I did when I was younger. The storyline is fantastic and the artwork is heart-eye inducing. This one is a graphic novel and I can’t recommend it enough.

Those were some books I loved when I was younger! I think if I read them now, I would enjoy them just as much as I did the first time and they will always have a special place on my shelf.

Thank you for reading!

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