Sadly we are no longer a club due to a few pairs moving away, but here's what we read chronologically when the girls were in grades 6 through 8. I've listed the average rating by the group, using scale of 1 to 5 (5 being 'loved it')
  1. Emma Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree (Lauren Tarshis)
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    Average rating: 4.5
  2. When You Reach Me (Rebecca Stead)
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    Average rating: 4.5
  3. The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
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    Average rating: 4
  4. Are You There God? It's Me Margaret (Judy Blume)
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    Average rating: 4.5
  5. Moon over Manifest (Clare Vanderpool)
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    Average rating: 2.5
  6. The Summer of the Swans (Betsy Byars)
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    Average rating: 4
  7. My Family and Other Animals (Gerald Durrell)
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    Average rating: 3. This one was split down the middle: moms loved it, daughters hated it.
  8. Olive's Ocean (Kevin Henkes)
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    Average rating: 4
  9. Beautiful Stories of Life: Six Greek Myths Retold
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    Average rating: 3 Wasn't a great one for discussion.
  10. The Miles Between (Mary E. Pearson)
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    Average rating: 4
  11. Pictures of Hollis Woods (Patricia Reilly Giff)
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    Average rating: 4
  12. The Fault in our Stars (John Green)
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    Average rating: 4
  13. The One and Only Ivan (Katherine Applegate)
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    Average rating: 4
  14. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Sherman Alexie)
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    Average rating: 4
  15. The Schwa was Here (Neal Shusterman)
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    Average rating: 4
  16. One for the Murphys (Lynda Mullaly Hunt)
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    Average rating: 3
  17. Life As We Knew It (Susan Beth Pfeffer)
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    Average rating: 3
  18. Eleanor and Park (Rainbow Rowell)
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    Average rating: 4
  19. Threatened (Eliot Schrefer)
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    Average rating: 4.5
  20. What Can(t) Wait (Ashley Hope Perez)
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    Average rating: 3