The AR Realistic/Contemporary Fiction list

This is a list of some of the books we have in our library that have Accelerated Reader (AR) tests, and are organized in ascending reading level order. These lists will be updated as occasion warrants.

Dream of Night                                    Henson, Heather                 3.2          YA FIC Henson

Glass                                                       Hopkins, Ellen                       3.7          YA FIC Hopkins

Before I Die                                           Downham, Jenny                 3.8          YA FIC Downham

Eleanor & Park                                     Rowell, Rainbow                  3.8          YA FIC Rowell

Liar & Spy                                              Stead, Rebecca                    3.8          JUV FIC Stead

I am the Messenger                             Zusak, Markus                      3.9          YA FIC Zusak

On the Fence                                         West, Kasie                           4.0          YA FIC West

11 Birthdays                                          Mass, Wendy                       4.1          YA FIC Mass

Compound, The                                    Bodeen, S. A.                        4.1          YA FIC Bodeen

Crush                                                      Conford, Ellen                       4.1          YA FIC Conford

Running Dream, The                           Van Draanen, Wendelin     4.1          YA FIC Van

Split                                                        Avasthi, Swati                       4.1          YA FIC Avasthi

Money Hungry                                      Flake, Sharon G.                   4.2          YA FIC Flake

Stargirl                                                   Spinelli, Jerry                        4.2          YA FIC Spinelli

Crank                                                      Hopkins, Ellen                       4.3          YA FIC Hopkins

Elsewhere                                               Zevin, Gabrielle                    4.3          YA FIC Zevin

Just One Year                                        Forman, Gayle                      4.3          YA FIC Forman

P.S. I Still Love You                               Han, Jenny                            4.3          YA FIC Han

Second Summer of the Sisterhood    Brashares, Ann                     4.3          YA FIC Brashares

First Date                                               McGee, Krista                       4.4          YA FIC McGee

Lightkeeper’s Daughter, The             Lawrence, Iain                      4.4          YA FIC Lawrence

Impulse                                                  Hopkins, Ellen                       4.5          YA FIC Hopkins

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants     Brashares, Ann                     4.5          YA FIC Brashares

Cut                                                          McCormick, Patricia            4.6          YA FIC McCormick

I Was Here                                             Forman, Gayle                      4.6          YA FIC Forman

Just One Day                                         Forman, Gayle                      4.6          YA FIC Forman

Long Way Home, The                          Klavan, Andrew                    4.6          YA FIC Klavan

Smack                                                     Burgess, Melvin                   4.6          YA FIC Burgess

First Phone Call from Heaven, The   Albom, Mitch                        4.7          FIC Albom

Life as We Knew It                               Pfeffer, Susan Beth              4.7          YA FIC Pfeffer

Lockdown                                              Myers, Walter Dean            4.7          YA FIC Myers

Runaway                                               Van Draanen, Wendelin     4.7          YA FIC Van

Snow Bound                                          Mazer, Harry                        4.7          YA FIC Mazer pbk

List, The                                                 Vivian, Siobhan                     4.8          YA FIC Vivian

Perks of Being a Wallflower, The      Chbosky, Stephen                4.8          YA FIC Chbosky

Sweet 16 Julia                                       Metz, Melinda                      4.8          YA FIC Metz

These High, Green Hills                       Karon, Jan                              4.8          FIC Karon

Thief Lord, The                                      Funke, Cornelia                    4.8          YA FIC Funke

Home to Holly Springs                        Karon, Jan                              4.9          FIC Karon

Joy in the Morning                               Smith, Betty                          4.9          FIC Smith

Just Listen                                              Dessen, Sarah                       4.9          YA FIC Dessen

Borning Room, The                             Fleischman, Paul                 5.0         YA FIC Fleischman

Finale                                                     Fitzpatrick, Becca                5.0          YA FIC Fitzpatrick

Hunted, The                                          de la Peña, Matt                   5.0          YA FIC de la Peña

Peak                                                       Smith, Roland                       5.0          YA FIC Smith

Weasel                                                   DeFelice, Cynthia                 5.0          YA FIC DeFelice

Last Song, The                                      Sparks, Nicholas                   5.1          YA FIC Sparks

Where She Went                                  Forman, Gayle                      5.1          YA FIC Forman

Afterlife, The                                         Soto, Gary                             5.2          YA FIC Soto

Kite Runner, The                                   Hosseini, Khaled                  5.2          FIC Hosseini

Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes              Crutcher, Chris                     5.2          YA FIC Crutcher

Truth About Forever, The                   Dessen, Sarah                       5.2          YA FIC Dessen

West Side Story                                    Shulman, Irving                    5.2          YA FIC Shulman

Cold Sassy Tree                                     Burns, Olive Ann                  5.3          FIC Burns

Homestretch                                          Volponi, Paul                        5.3          YA FIC Volponi

My Sister’s Keeper                               Picoult, Jodi                          5.3          FIC Picoult

Safe Haven                                            Sparks, Nicholas                   5.3          YA FIC Sparks

Before I Fall                                           Oliver, Lauren                      5.4          YA FIC Oliver

Below Zero                                            Box, C. J.                                5.4          FIC Box

Brass Verdict, The                                Connelly, Michael                5.4          FIC Connelly

Paper Towns                                         Green, John                          5.4          YA FIC Green

Rescue, The                                           Sparks, Nicholas                   5.4          YA FIC Sparks

When                                                     Laurie, Victoria                     5.4          YA FIC Laurie

Criss Cross                                             Perkins, Lynne Rae              5.5          YA FIC Perkins

Fault in Our Stars, The                        Green, John                          5.5          YA FIC Green

Freak the Mighty                                 Philbrick, Rodman                5.5          YA FIC Philbrick

In This Mountain                                  Karon, Jan                              5.5          FIC Karon

Ironman                                                 Crutcher, Chris                    5.5        YA FIC Crutcher pbk

New Song, A                                         Karon, Jan                              5.5          FIC Karon

Out to Canaan                                      Karon, Jan                              5.5          FIC Karon

River, The                                              Paulsen, Gary                       5.5          YA FIC Paulsen

Fried Green Tomatoes at the…          Flagg, Fannie                         5.6          FIC Flagg

Mysterious Benedict Society              Stewart, Trenton Lee          5.6          YA FIC Stewart

Choice, The                                            Sparks, Nicholas                   5.7          YA FIC Sparks

Hatchet                                                  Paulsen, Gary                       5.7          YA FIC Paulsen

How Green Was My Valley                Llewellyn, Richard               5.7          FIC Llewellyn

Island, The                                             Paulsen, Gary                       5.7          YA FIC Paulsen

Longest Ride, The                                 Sparks, Nicholas                   5.7          YA FIC Sparks

Secret Life of Bees, The                       Kidd, Sue Monk                    5.7          YA FIC Kidd

Wedding, The                                       Sparks, Nicholas                   5.7          YA FIC Sparks

Dreamland                                            Dessen, Sarah                       5.8          YA FIC Dessen

Flowers for Algernon                           Keyes, Daniel                        5.8          FIC Keyes

Notebook, The                                      Sparks, Nicholas                   5.8          YA FIC Sparks

That Summer                                        Dessen, Sarah                       5.8          YA FIC Dessen

Things they Carried, The                     O’Brien, Tim                          5.8          FIC O’Brien

Walk to Remember, A                        Sparks, Nicholas                   5.8          YA FIC Sparks

Zack                                                        Bell, William                          5.8          YA FIC Bell pbk

Blood Trail                                             Box, C. J.                                5.9          FIC Box

Brian’s Winter                                       Paulsen, Gary                       5.9          YA FIC Paulsen

Seventeenth Summer                          Daly, Maureen                     5.9          YA FIC Daly

Wednesday Wars, The                        Schmidt, Gary D.                  5.9          YA FIC Schmidt

Wish You Well                                      Baldacci, David                     5.9          FIC Baldacci

All Quiet on the Western Front         Remarque, Erich Maria       6.0          FIC Remarque

Anahita’s Woven Riddle                     Sayres, Meghan Nuttall       6.0          FIC Sayres

Beloved                                                  Morrison, Toni                      6.0          FIC Morrison

Cannery Row                                        Steinbeck, John                    6.0          FIC Steinbeck

Carribbean Mystery, A                        Christie, Agatha                    6.0          FIC Christie pbk

Cry in the Night, A                               Clark, Mary Higgins              6.0          FIC Clark

Daddy’s Little Girl                                 Clary, Mary Higgins              6.0          FIC Clark

Dandelion Wine                                   Bradbury, Ray                       6.0          FIC Bradbury

Deathwatch                                           White, Robb                          6.0          YA FIC White

Farewell to Arms, A                             Hemingway, Ernest             6.0          FIC Hemingway

Guardian of the Horizon                     Peters, Elizabeth                  6.0          FIC Peters

Love Comes Softly                                Oke, Janette                          6.0          FIC Oke

Princess Academy                                Hale, Shannon                      6.0          YA FIC Hale

Shadow of Your Smile, The                 Clark, Mary Higgins              6.0          FIC Clark

Tenderness                                            Cormier, Robert                   6.0          YA FIC Cormier

Winter’s Bone                                       Woodrell, Daniel                  6.0          YA FIC Woodrell

Daddy-Long-Legs                                 Webster, Jean                      6.1          JUV FIC Webster

Death in the Family, A                        Agee, James                          6.1          FIC Agee

Delirium                                                 Oliver, Lauren                      6.1          YA FIC Oliver

Kirkland Revels                                     Holt, Victoria                         6.1          FIC Holt

Rundown                                               Cadnum, Michael                6.1          YA FIC Cadnum

Secret of the Samurai Sword             Whitney, Phyllis A.             6.1        YA FIC Whitney pbk

When Calls the Heart                          Oke, Janette                          6.1          FIC Oke

Adventures of the Blue Avenger       Howe, Norma                       6.2          YA FIC Howe pbk

Best of Me, The                                    Sparks, Nicholas                   6.2          YA FIC Sparks

Blue Gold                                               Cussler, Clive                        6.2          FIC Cussler

Captive Bride, The                                Morris, Gilbert                      6.2          FIC Morris

Children of Dune                                  Herbert, Frank                      6.2          FIC Herbert

Christy                                                    Marshall, Catherine            6.2          FIC Marshall

Cry, the Beloved Country                    Paton, Alan                           6.2          FIC Paton

Death of a Salesman                           Miller, Arthur                       6.2          812 Miller

Don’t Look Behind You                        Duncan, Lois                         6.2          YA FIC Duncan

Mermaid Chair, The                             Kidd, Sue Monk                    6.2          FIC Kidd

Nectar in a Sieve                                  Markandaya, Kamala          6.2      FIC Markandaya pbk

No Place Like Home                             Clark, Mary Higgins              6.2          FIC Clark

Secret River, The                                  Grenville, Kate                      6.2          FIC Grenville

Wedding Dress, The                            Ellis, Virginia                          6.2          FIC Ellis

White Nights, Red Morning               Pella, Judith                           6.2          FIC Pella

Betrayal, The                                        Lewis, Beverly                      6.3          FIC Lewis

Blessings                                                Quindlen, Anna                    6.3          FIC Quindlen

Blue Fire                                                 Whitney, Phyllis A.              6.3          FIC Whitney

Covenant, The                                      Lewis, Beverly                      6.3          FIC Lewis

Divide, The                                            Evans, Nicholas                     6.3          FIC Evans

Emily of New Moon                        Montgomery, L.M.            6.3       YA FIC Montgomery pbk

Feather on the Moon                          Whitney, Phyllis A.              6.3          FIC Whitney

Open Season                                         Box, C. J.                                6.3          FIC Box pbk

Poison                                                    Wooding, Chris                    6.3          YA FIC Wooding

Seventeen Against the Dealer           Voigt, Cynthia                       6.3          YA FIC Voigt pbk

Tenth Circle, The                                  Picoult, Jodi                          6.3          FIC Picoult

Golden Road, The                                Montgomery, L.M.              6.4        YA FIC Montgomery

Teeth of the Tiger                                 Clancy, Tom                          6.4          FIC Clancy

You Don’t Know Me                             Klass, David                           6.4          YA FIC Klass

Comanche Moon                                 McMurtry, Larry                  6.5          FIC McMurtry

Common Life, A                                    Karon, Jan                              6.5          FIC Karon

Dawning of Deliverance, The             Pella, Judith                           6.5          FIC Pella

Redhanded                                            Cadnum, Michael                6.5          YA FIC Cadnum

Sacrifice, The                                         Matcheck, Diane                  6.5          YA FIC Matcheck

Begonia for Miss Applebaum, A       Zindel, Paul                           6.6          YA FIC Zindel pbk

Black Rose, The                                    Due, Tananarive                   6.6          FIC Due

Chosen, The                                          Potok, Chaim                        6.6          FIC & YA FIC Potok

Poisonwood Bible, The                        Kingsolver, Barbara             6.6          FIC Kingsolver

Shack, The                                             Young, Wm. Paul                 6.6          YA FIC Young

Dances with Wolves                            Blake, Michael                      6.7          FIC Blake

How I Live Now                                     Rosoff, Meg                          6.7          YA FIC Rosoff

Passage into Light                               Pella, Judith                           6.7          FIC Pella

Weep No More, My Lady                   Clark, Mary Higgins              6.7          FIC Clark

Good Earth, The                                   Buck, Pearl S.                        6.8          FIC Buck

Mount Vernon Love Story                   Clark, Mary Higgins              6.8          FIC Clark

Shadows on the Rock                          Cather, Willa                         6.8          FIC Cather

Doomed Queen Anne                          Meyer, Carolyn                    6.9          YA FIC Meyer

Heirs of the Motherland                     Pella, Judith                           6.9          FIC Pella

House Divided, A                                  Phillips, M. & J. Pella           6.9          FIC Pella

Separate Peace, A                               Knowles, John                      6.9          YA FIC Knowles

Travail and Triumph                            Phillips, M. & J. Pella           6.9          FIC Pella

Fountainhead, The                               Rand, Ayn                              7.0          FIC Rand

Snow Falling on Cedars                       Guterson, David                   7.0          FIC Guterson

Countess Below Stairs, A                    Ibbotson, Eva                        7.1          YA FIC Ibbotson

Ransom My Heart                                Cabot, Meg                           7.1          YA FIC Cabot

Beware, Princess Elizabeth                 Meyer, Carolyn                    7.2          YA FIC Meyer

Casual Vacancy                                    Rowling, J. K.                         7.2          FIC Rowling

Midwives                                               Bohjalian, Chris                    7.2          FIC Bohjalian

My Enemy the Queen                          Holt, Victoria                         7.2          FIC Holt

This Side of Paradise                           Fitzgerald, F. Scott               7.2          FIC Fitzgerald

Frost in the Night, A                            Baer, Edith                             7.4          YA FIC Baer

Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog    Peters, Elizabeth                  7.4          FIC Peters

We Were the Mulvaneys                    Oates, Joyce Carol               7.4          FIC Oates

March                                                     Brooks, Geraldine                7.5          FIC Brooks

Sea, The                                                 Banville, John                       7.5          FIC Banville

Cyrano de Bergerac                              Rostand, Edmond                  7.6          842 Rostand

Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn, The      Maxwell, Robin                    7.7          FIC Maxwell

Jane Eyre                                                Bronte, Charlotte                 7.9          FIC Bronte

Remains of the Day, The                     Ishiguro, Kazuo                     7.9          FIC Ishiguro

Captains Courageous                          Kipling, Rudyard                   8.0          YA FIC Kipling

Atlas Shrugged                                     Rand, Ayn                              8.2          FIC Rand

Inheritance, The                                   Alcott, Louisa May               8.3          FIC Alcott

Sense and Sensibility                           Austen, Jane                         8.4          FIC Austen

Schindler’s List                                      Keneally, Thomas                 8.6          FIC Keneally

Bleak House                                          Dickens, Charles                   8.8          FIC Dickens

Count of Monte Cristo, The                Dumas, Alexandre               8.8          FIC Dumas

Screwtape Letters, The                       Lewis, C. S.                            8.8          248.4 Lewis

Tender is the Night                              Fitzgerald, F. Scott               8.8          FIC Fitzgerald

Jude the Obscure                                  Hardy, Thomas                     8.9          FIC Hardy

Absalom, Absalom!                             Faulkner, William                 9.1          FIC Faulkner

Lord Jim                                                 Conrad, Joseph                    9.1          FIC Conrad

Great Expectations                              Dickens, Charles                   9.2          FIC Dickens

Lorna Doone                                         Blackmore, R. D.                  9.2          FIC Blackmore

Love in the Time of Cholera               Garcia Marquez, Gabriel    9.2          FIC Garcia

Emma                                                     Austen, Jane                         9.3          FIC Austen

Little Dorrit                                            Dickens, Charles                   9.4          FIC Dickens

Lost Horizon                                          Hilton, James                        9.5          FIC Hilton

Portrait of a Lady, The                        James, Henry                        9.6          FIC James

House of Mirth, The                             Wharton, Edith                     9.7          FIC Wharton

Mill on the Floss, The                          Eliot, George                        9.9          FIC Eliot

House of the Seven Gables, The        Hawthorne, Nathaniel         11.0        FIC Hawthorne

Oliver Twist                                           Dickens, Charles                   11.3        FIC Dickens

Scarlet Letter, The                                Hawthorne, Nathaniel         11.7        FIC Hawthorne

Mansfield Park                                     Austen, Jane                         12.0        FIC Austen

Persuasion                                             Austen, Jane                         12.0        FIC Austen

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