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Created by L. Lopez, 2/14/12
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Reading Level 1
minimally challenging in either theme,
language, or length
Reading Level 2
moderately challenging in either theme,
language or length

Reading Level 3
most challenging in either theme,
language, or length

Babylon Boyz
Jess Mowry
Black and Blue
Anna Quindlen
American Gods
Neil Gaiman
Breaking Rank
Kristen D. Randle

The Book Thief
Markus Zusak

The Bluest Eye
Toni Morrison

Breathing Underwater
Alex Flinn

City of Bones
Cassandra Clare

The Cider House Rules
John Irving

California Blue
David Klass

The Coldest WInter Ever
Sister Souljah

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Rebecca Wells

Laurie Halse Anderson

Diamond Dogs
Alan Watt
Gertrude and Claudius
John Updike

A Certain Slant of Light
Laura Whitcomb

A Dirty Job
Christopher Moore

The Host
Stephenie Meyer

Down These Mean Streets
Piri Thomas

My Sister's Keeper
Jodi Picoult

Ellen Hopkins

Ellen Foster
Kaye Gibbons

Snow Falling on Cedars
Steve Guterson

Brendan Halpin

The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
David Wroblewski

Gabrielle Zevin

The Great Santini
Pat Conroy
Audrey Niffenegger

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams

Janet Fitch

The House of the Scorpion
Nancy Farmer

In Cold Blood
Truman Capote

Robert Cormier

Last Days of Summer
Steve Kluger

Imani All Mine
Connie Porter

Local Girls
Alice Hoffman

Chris Lynch

Odd Thomas
Dean Koontz

Kissing Doorknobs
Terry Spencer Hesser

The Pact
Jodi Picoult

The Lake House
James Patterson

Kent Haruf

Looking for Alaska
John Green

The Secret Life of Bees
Sue Monk Kidd

Walter Dean Myers

Sundays at Tiffany's
James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet

Running Loose
Chris Crutcher

The Things They Carried
Tim O'Brien

Shattering Glass
Gail Giles

True Notebooks:
A Writer's Year at Juvenile Hall

Mark Salzman

Son of the Mob
Gordon Korman

Tuesdays With Morrie
Mitch Albom

Laurie Halse Anderson

Stephenie Meyer

Kathy Koja

The Ugly Duckling
Iris Johansen

Robert Cormier

Dean Koontz

They Cage the Animals At Night
Jennings Michael Burch

What Happened to Lani Garver
Carol Plum-Ucci

Things Change
Patrick Jones
Where the Heart Is
Billie Letts

Whale Talk
Chris Crutcher

When She Was Good
Norma Fox Mazer

Where I Want To Be
Adele Griffin

E.R. Frank

You Don't Know Me
David Klass