12 best books for preteens

12 best books for preteens

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2. 'Tuck Everlasting,' by Natalie Babbitt

Readers of all ages continue to delight in the story of 10-year old Winnie Foster, compelled to choose between immortality and normal chronology after the discovery of a spring that freezes the drinker at their current age ... for eternity. Complicating Winnie's choice is a friendship with 17-year-old Jesse Tuck, who stumbled upon the magical properties of the spring along with his family – all of whom have not aged in 80 years. Will Winnie stop her clock at 17 in order to spend forever with Jesse?

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