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The Kings of Clonmel (Ranger’s Apprentice #8)

by John Flanagan

Conditional Recommendation: Will, Horace and Halt travel to neighboring Clonmel to disrupt a religious cult threatening the kingdom.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Ranger’s Apprentice, Book Eight
Pages: 320-400 pages, depending on edition
Published: 2010

Genre: Adventure/Fantasy

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Fifteen (First Love #1)

by Beverly Cleary

Unconditional Recommendation: Fifteen-year-old Jane Purdy experiences first love and along the way learns that being herself is the best person to be.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: First Love #1
Paperback: 203 pages
Publisher: William Marrow and Company, Inc. (1956)
Genre: Romance, Comedy

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The Whipping Boy

by Sid Fleischman

Unconditional Recommendation: A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: Stand Alone
Hardcover: 90 pages
Publisher: Greenwillow Books (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy

Award: Newbery Medal

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