Does not look good. Take a look here The only book in the whole list that is any good is The Golden Compass by Pullman. The rest have just horrible stories featuring suicide, rape, cutting, drug use, and a distopia (The Giver)that makes 1984 look like summer camp. Bummers all of 'em.
What happened to the books I enjoyed in middle and high school? J.R.R. Tolkien, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert A. Heinlein, Rudyard Kipling, Andre Norton, Isaac Asimov, Montgomery Atwater, Sperry Armstrong, Poul Anderson, L. Frank Baum, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Jules Verne, Frans Gunnar Bengtson, Fletcher Pratt, Willy Ley?