KELLY REGAN BARNHILL reading level information

KELLY REGAN BARNHILL has penned many non-fiction book for younger readers.  This list, however, features her fictional works for Middle-schoolers.

bookcover of THE MOSTLY TRUE STORY OF JACK  by Kelly Barnhill

**Starred Review** Kirkus
**Starred Review** PublishersWeekly
**Starred Review** VOYA
**Starred Review** ALA BookList

3.38 Stars from 881 GoodReaders

Jack feels invisible.  To his family, to bullies and schoolmates, so when his parents get divorced and he has to move to Iowa to live with his aunt and uncle, he isn't expecting anything.  And yet, it's like the town has been waiting for him.  

Part mystery, part creepy story.  Readers follow Jack as he finds out why suddenly he's so important.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 65,760
Page Count: 319
Accelerated Reading level: 5.0 / points: 10.0
AR quiz: 145484
--sample pages available

2012 Nebula Award Finalist

bookcover of IRON HEARTED VIOLET  by Kelly Barnhill
Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator)

3.85 Stars from 278 GoodReaders

Princess Violet is a princess more in name than in deportment and appearance.  And perhaps it's not living up to expectations that leads her to be friendless until she meets up with the stableboy.  But in any case, the two of them stumble upon a book which leads them to stumble upon trouble that only they and the kingdom's last dragon can resolve.

Strong female character, this book is slow to start and really has a rather complicated plot with lots to think about.  No doubt one of the reasons it earned itself a place on the 2012 Nebular Award list.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 68,742
Page Count: 432
Accelerated Reading level: 5.3 / points: 11.0
ARquiz: 155950
--sample pages available

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