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Celebrity Favorites

last modified on 02/16/2011

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Teens will love these celebrity recommended books.

Total: 13
Status: Public
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Brave New World

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 9.0

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Classics, Science Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy

Resources: Yes

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Actor, Shawn Ashmore "That is one of the books that really hit me, especially the time it was written. I was like, 'Are you serious?' It really hit me. Just the whole society and how it works, and I can see how society works now and how it had become in their world, just the whole idea of repression. It hit a note; I can see it happening in the way we are going right now."

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Ender's Game

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Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 9.0

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Science Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy

Resources: Yes

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Actor, Nick Benson "I like to read because if you give me a good book, I am just one of those people who wants to read it all the time because I want to see what happens next. Going to battle school in Ender's Game and all these cool things happening. I get a view from a different perspective."

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Memoirs of a Geisha

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 8.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Historical Fiction

Resources: Yes

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Tatyana Ali "I just read Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden in three days. The fascinating story spans a Japanese woman's life from age six to seventy, but the book was written by a man in his thirties. I was awed by that."

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Searching for David's Heart

Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8

Grade Level Equivalent: 6.2

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Resources: Yes

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American Juniors performer, Danielle

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Sign of the Dove

Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.9

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Science Fiction and Fantasy

Resources: Yes

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B-5 performer, Kelly "It is a fantasy book. It is pretty much about if people have a sign of a dove on their door, then they are people who take care of baby dragons. Because they kill dragons in the book. They are not supposed to have dragons. So they take care of these dragons and they can talk and everything."

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Sort of Forever

Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.9

Includes: Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Resources: Yes

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American Juniors performer, Lucy

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The Bell Jar

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 8.1

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Autobiography, Biography and Autobiography, Classics, Realistic Fiction

Resources: Yes

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Actor, Patricia Arquette

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The Color Purple

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 7.2

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Classics, Diaries and Journals, Realistic Fiction, Young Adult

Resources: Yes

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Boxer, Laila Ali

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The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.9

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Advice and Self-Help

Resources: Yes

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Singer, Clay Aiken

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The Giver

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5

Grade Level Equivalent: 6

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Science Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy

Resources: Yes

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Actor, Mischa Barton "Definitely The Giver. I have always loved to read. It was reading and writing that got me into acting. I think that reading is just so important for kids. It uses your imagination so much and The Giver is a really imaginative book."

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The God of Small Things

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.0

Includes: Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Resources: Yes

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Actor, Kristin Bell

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The Lovely Bones

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 7.1

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Mystery and Suspense

Resources: Yes

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Andrea from AJA "I have recommended it to my mom. All my friends have read it now. It is really strange; it is something that would probably never happen, but it seems so real when you are reading it."

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The Thief of Always

Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8

Grade Level Equivalent: 7.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Comedy and Humor

Resources: Yes

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Actor, Penn Badgeley

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