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Great Reads in Lexile Range 1000

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Ash
by Malinda Lo Details
In this variation on the Cinderella story, Ash grows up believing in the fairy realm that the king and his philosophers have sought to suppress, until one day she must choose between a handsome fairy cursed to love her and the King's Huntress whom she loves. Lexile 1050
Bucking the Sarge
by Schmidt Curtis Details
Deeply involved in his cold and manipulative mother's shady business dealings in Flint, Michigan, fourteen-year-old Luther keeps a sense of humor while running the Happy Neighbor Group Home For Men, all the while dreaming of going to college and becoming a philosopher. Lexile 1000
Chalice
by Robin McKinley Details
A beekeeper by trade, Mirasol's life changes completely when she is named the new Chalice, the most important advisor to the new Master, a former priest of fire. Lexile 1070
City of the Beasts
by Isabelle Allende Details
When fifteen-year-old Alexander Cold accompanies his individualistic grandmother on an expedition to find a humanoid Beast in the Amazon, he experiences ancient wonders and a supernatural world as he tries to avert disaster for the Indians. Lexile 1030
Don't Look Behind You
by Lois Duncan Details
Seventeen-year-old April finds her comfortable life changed forever when death threats to her father, a witness in a federal case, force her family to go into hiding under assumed names and flee the pursuit of a hired killer. Lexile 1020
Fated
by Alyson Noel Details
"Strange things are happening to Daire Santos. Crows mock her, glowing people stalk her, time stops without warning, and a beautiful boy with unearthly blue eyes haunts all her dreams. Fearing for her daughter's sanity, Daire's mother sends her to live with the grandmother she's never met, but who recognizes the visions for what they truly are-the call to her destiny as a Soul Seeker-one who can navigate the worlds between the living and dead."--Publisher's website. Lexile 1060
Series -
The Soul Seekers
For the Win
by Cory Doctorow Details
A group of teens from around the world find themselves drawn into an online revolution arranged by a mysterious young woman known as Big Sister Nor, who hopes to challenge the status quo and change the world using her virtual connections. Lexile 1070
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You
by Ally Carter Details
As a sophomore at a secret spy school and the daughter of a former CIA operative, Cammie is sheltered from "normal teenage life" until she meets a local boy while on a class surveillance mission. Lexile 1000
Keeping the Castle
by Patrice Kindl Details
In order to support her family and maintain their ancient castle in Lesser Hoo, seventeen-year-old Althea bears the burden of finding a wealthy suitor who can remedy their financial problems. Lexile 1050
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
by Gary D. Schmidt Details
In 1911, Turner Buckminster hates his new home of Phippsburg, Maine, but things improve when he meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, a girl from a poor, nearby island community founded by former slaves that the town fathers--and Turner's--want to change into a tourist spot. Lexile 1000
Looks
by Madeleine George Details
Two high school girls, one an anorexic poet and the other an obese loner, form an unlikely friendship. Lexile 1060
Princess Ben
by Catherine Murdock Details
A girl is transformed, through instruction in life at court, determination, and magic, from sullen, pudgy, graceless Ben into Crown Princess Benevolence, a fit ruler of the kindgom of Montagne as it faces war with neighboring Drachensbett. Lexile 1090
Saving Zoe
by Alyson Noel Details
Instead of a fresh start, high school provides more grief and isolation to Echo, whose older sister died a year earlier, but insights gained from Zoe's diary--a fifteenth birthday gift from Zoe's boyfriend--about her sister's life and death change Echo in ways she could have never expected. Lexile 1040
The Boy in Striped Pajamas
by John Boyne Details
Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence. Lexile 1080
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
by Jennifer Smith Details
Hadley and Oliver fall in love on the flight from New York to London, but after a cinematic kiss they lose track of each other at the airport until fate brings them back together on a very momentous day. Lexile 1060
The Wizard of Oz
by Frank L. Baum Details
"The Wizard of Oz is a beloved American classic. This edition, with fine illustrations from internationally acclaimed artist Lizbeth Zwerger, has been reformatted as a readaloud edition." -- publisher. Lexile 1000
Wereling
by Steve Feasey Details
Is he a boy-- or is he a beast? Demons are closing in on every side, and the most psychopathic bloodsucker to rock the Netherworld wants to destroy him. And Trey is falling for a girl who is half vampire, half human, and insanely pretty. Lexile 1050
Updated 05/22/2013
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