The Bad Beginning (AR 6.4 / 4.0) Series of Unfortunate Events-After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune. 

Cirque Du Freak - (AR 4.8 /7.0) Two boys who are best friends visit an illegal freak show, where an encounter with a vampire and a deadly spider forces them to make life-changing choices. 

A Child Called It - (AR 5.8/ 5.0) David Pelzer, victim of one of the worst child abuse cases in the history of California, tells the story of how he survived his mother's brutality and triumphed over his past.

Stormbreaker - (AR 5.1/ 7.0) After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI 6.

When Dad Killed Mom - (AR 4.8/ 9.0) When Jenna and Jeremy's father shoots and kills their artist mother, they struggle to slowly rebuild a functioning family.

Touching Spirit Bear - (AR 5.3 / 9.0) After his anger erupts into violence, Cole, in order to avoid going to prison, agrees to participate in a sentencing alternative based on the native American Circle Justice, and he is sent to a remote Alaskan Island where an encounter with a huge Spirit Bear changes his life.

Princess Diaries - (AR 5.7/ 9.0) (Read the entire series) Fourteen year-old Mia, who is trying to lead a normal life as a teenage girl in New York City, is shocked to learn that her father is the Prince of Genovia, a small European principality, and that she is a princess and the heir to the throne.