The Fault in our Stars
This is a work of realistic fiction that follows the lives of two teenagers in their fight against cancer.
Water for Elephants
This novel toggles back and forth between two eras as a 93-year-old man tells the tale of his life with the traveling circus.
This post-apocalyptic tale follows the survivalist actions of a boy and his father.
Life of Pi
This is a novel about a young Indian boy and his 227 days on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger.
Looking For Alaska
This is the story of a bored and boring teenage boy and how his life is changed forever when he meets Alaska, a wild and self-destructive girl down the hall.
Mistborn is the first in a trilogy of epic fantasy. If you enjoyed reading books like Lord of the Rings, this might be a good one to try next!
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
This is a heartwarming novel about a young autistic boy and his first-person account of a dog's murder.
Palahniuk is an over-the-top author who wrote this novel about a man and his involvement in underground fight clubs.
Heart of a Champion
This realistic work of young adult fiction is about two friends, tragic loss, and baseball.
This dystopian novel is about the world after a totalitarian theocracy takes over the US government.
This is a beautiful novel about the lives of four sisters from a missionary family who grow up in the Congo.
Speak is a work of realistic fiction about a young girl. She tells the tale of her rape and her recovery.
I found this work of realistic fiction to make me laugh out loud. It is the story of a young Indian man who spends most of the book justifying the fat that he murdered his boss.
A Drink Before the War
This novel is the first in a series of realistic fiction. It is the story of two private investigators. Their jobs lead them into the middle of a gang war.
A science fiction novel that follows the life of a highly trained tactical genius.
Name of the Wind
This fantasy novel follows the life of a young boy as he discovers the truth behind his parents' murder.