Ella Enchanted, by Gail Carson Levine
Ella Enchanted is a great book for preteens. It's also an excellent choice for fantasy lovers. It's a fairytale type story, and it also has a very original storyline. Ella Enchanted encorporates fairy godmothers, magical books, enchanted soup, ogres, and bratty step-sisters. It's a fantastic book that can be read again and again.