Perhaps suitable for early teens. Horatio Alger type story with plenty of action and excitement.
Inside info on coal mining in the anthracite fields of Pennsy late in the 19th century holds some interest for mechanically-minded adults. Stock up on soap.
A good short story with a satisfying surprise at the end. takes place in England and Russia prior to the revolution.
Not a bad teenage adventure story about a boy whose father is simply too good to be true. The boy, on the other hand, has almost as many flaws as sufficient to make him interesting. No sex, acceptable violence.
Far-fetched but highly entertaining tale of the old, old, old West, with Zorro at his best. Look for the secret—it's not too hard to figure out in the first chapter.