One of the courses I taught this term was a 15-week creative writing class where the students wrote a chapter a week to finish with a 15 (or more) chapter novel. They also designed covers, back cover summaries, and they read and discussed a different novel each week.
Of the 15 novels they read, these were the highest rated and most loved. The group consisted of students ages 10-13.
Tied at fourth place: Found, by Margaret Haddix and Books of Umber – Happenstance Found, by P.W. Catanese.
Third place: Metro Dogs of Moscow, by Rachelle Delaney
Second Place: Guinea Dog, by Patrick Jennings
First Place: Out of My Mind, by Sharon M. Draper