Non-Genre Titles

If you don't know what type of fiction book you would want to read (like fantasy, historical, humor, sci-fi, etc.) you might want to try these titles.  They're not fantastical enough to be considered fantasy, not too funny to be humorous, too ordinary to be adventure but outrageous enough not to be realistic fiction.  Confusing right?  Here are a few "confused" but very good books that don't fall into any category:
The Canning Season The Canning Season
by Polly Horvath
Thirteen-year-old Ratchet spends a summer in Maine with her eccentric great-aunts Tilly and Penpen, hearing strange stories from the past and encountering a variety of unusual and colorful characters. 
Claim to Fame Claim to Fame
by Margaret Haddix
Sixteen-year-old Lindsay, a former child star whose career ended when she developed the ability to hear what anyone, anywhere says about her and apparently suffered a nervous breakdown, comes to see this as an asset when, after her father's death, she learns that she is not alone. 
Because of Winn-Dixie Because of Winn-Dixie
by Kate DiCamillo
Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie. 
Schooled Schooled
by Gordon Korman
Homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, Capricorn (Cap) Anderson has never watched television, tasted a pizza, or even heard of a wedgie. But when his grandmother lands in the hospital, Cap is forced to move in with a guidance counselor and attend the local middle school. While Cap knows a lot about tie-dyeing and Zen Buddhism, no education could prepare him for the politics of public school. 
Doll Bones Doll Bones
by Holly Black
Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl. 


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