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Old 06-15-2006, 12:54 AM
Arien Arien is offline
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I second the recommendation for From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. It's about a girl and her brother who run away from home to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

I read Little Women by Louisa May Alcott when I was nine and loved it. I should reread that, actually.

For fantasy, I recommend the Chronicles of Narnia, and anything by Diana Wynne Jones, especially Howl's Moving Castle and her Chrestomanci series. I didn't read those until I was 18, but I would have loved them as a kid if I had ever heard of her. Oh, Harry Potter is pretty good, tooo. Also, the Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.