Post 'em. Pic related is mine
I also remember reading several other books from my elementary school library, e.g. Encyclopedia Brown, Cam Jansen, Veronica Ganz, and probably more. Also read The Outsiders and Johnny Tremain for classes.
There are plenty of adventure books like that on my list, family. Perhaps you just haven't read them to recognize their nature?
>21 Balloons: a man finding the island of Krakatoa full of diamonds and brings 26 families with young children to live there.
they build an amusement park and fantastical homes, the island blows up and they escape via hot air balloon
>Heidi: orphaned little girl sent to live with batshit crazy goatherd great uncle by apathetic aunt who
changed her mind, retrieved her, and "sold" her to a wealthy family in the city as a companion for invalid daughter. Ends up helping invalid get better after descending into depression herself and returning to mountain
>clan of the cave bear: homo sapiens little girl raised by neanderthals,
raped and exiled after giving birth to freaky deformed mixed spawn of the new clan leader, has to learn to survive on her own
Good taste. The Wayside books were hilarious, HOLES was touching
I remember middle school in particular being a literary catastrophe. Scholastic had business with the school district and would come in with their book fairs full of just terrible books. The closest we got to any measure of 'lit crit' was the book reports they would ask us to write about these terrible newbury medal nominees.
We read Tom Sawyer in sixth grade but that was as good as it got. I remember doing miserable group projects and having awful class discussions, and no one suggesting at any point that I read anything good.
My grandmother and my dad would give me Hardy Boys books, but I didn't like them very much. My school library only had a little bit of Sherlock Holmes and I was only really interested in reading the zombie survival guide in my free time
it took until almost my junior year of high school to start reading more than one book a year independently
Anybody else remember pic related in school? I always looked forward to these days, although hauling all the books home kinda sucked.
-Garth Nix series
-Survival (Crusoe, Swiss Family, Hatchet, Mountain, etc.)
- Magic School Bus
- Dark Materials
- Dark is Rising
Can't remember if some of these were in middle or elementary school though. I have a shitty memory.
I don't remember, it was too long ago. Only a couple though.
As for Inheritance, yeah. Although it was kind of sad watching a series that you love becoming progressively crappier. Or maybe that was just my perspective changing after I've read more books.
i was masturbating and playing vidya when i was 12.
>tfw still masturbating
how do I stop? I want to cut it out of my life completely, but I can hardly go more than 2 months with out doing it
Only ones I can remember: Animal Farm, The Wind Singer, The Book of the Dun Cow, Dune, Dracula, LOTR.
Most of the books mentioned in this thread I read when I was 8 or 9 when I still had access to public libraries. By my 12th year we moved countries and my choices had become relatively limited. I only realize now what a decline that was.
I've read it since, it was a great book to read early because of the complicated moral picture. I remember talking to my dean about it, 'of course I think Humbert is a villain but isn't Nabokov baiting us the other way?'
Lolita was also my early intro to Kubrick