1. The Princes Bride
Writer: William Goldman
The story has a lot of things right from hate, true love, revenge, fighting, fencing, poisoning, hunters, bad and good men. The story is also about miracles, passion, lies, truth, escapes, strong, brave and cowardly men, chases, death, pain and beast of all natures, spiders, snakes and beautiful women.
The book is a classic on true fantasy. It is a classic melodrama of the medieval times. Readers find this book one of the most original, funny and most deeply moving novels they have read for a very long time.
2. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
Writer: Douglas Adams
The book is about Arthur Dent who sets off on a trip to outer space. He goes for the trip after his home is slated for destruction by aliens and hence he sets out for the trip. The aliens want to have an interplanetary highway constructed at the premises where he resides.
The book is indeed funny with Zaphod, being the funniest person in the book. He keeps losing his head and does not know what he does most of the time. The book combines the best of elements including humor, fantasy and science fiction.
3. The Princess Diaries
Writer: Meg Cabot
The story is about a high schooler, Mia Thermopolis who one day deals with a mom who dates her algebra teacher and is a snotty cheerleader. Her algebra teacher is too flat chested and tall. Mia finds out the last thing she is cut out for, the very next day and that her father is a prince of Genovia and hence she is a princess and the only heir to the throne.
The book is a book every girl would enjoy reading. The reader is able to relate easily with the character. It is very true to teenagers and quite a humorous one. Till the final page is turned it keeps you amused and smiling.
4. A Fate Totally Worse Than Death
Writer: Paul Fleischman
This a novel parody centered round horror. Three members that rule the clique at Cliffside High School are members who are self centered. They are aging rapidly and gradually are convinced that an exchange student who has newly joined is a ghost. They had caused a death the year before and believe that this ghost is hers.
The book is one of the best of books on humor and very easy to understand. On reading it once, the readers would want to read it again. It is interesting and keeps the reader going on reading. The ending is awesome. Readers who like mystery stories will surely love this book.
5. Artemis Fowl
Writer: Eoin Colfer
The humorous story is about an evil genius who is 12 years old and who tries restoring the fortune of his family. He captures a fairy and makes a demand for a gold ransom. The fairies use technology and magic and a nasty troll particularly in the process of fighting back.
Anyone who likes Harry Potter books is sure to love this book. This is a book for those who like adventure. It is the characters of this book that makes it a great and interesting story. Readers find it easy to empathize with every bad and good character in the book.
6. This Place Has No Atmosphere
Writer: Paula Danziger
In the year 2057, classes are being taken by people in ESP. People live on the moon in colony and live in malls. When Aurora’s parents get jobs respectively on the moon she gets devastated as the family has to shift to the moon. She feels that life is surely going to be miserable and in the colony of just about 750 people, she wonders how many of them would be guys!
The book is a mischievous and funny spoof of science fiction. The book provides a timeless story to the readers. In the emotions and actions conveyed, all the characters prove to be very realistic in the book.
7. Absolutely Normal Chaos
Writer: Sharon Creech
In the story, Mary Lou Finney is less than excited to keep a journal over the summer. Carl Ray, a cousin, then comes to stay with Mary Lou Finney’s family. Initially the days start out as dull dog days during summer and then they quickly turn into a roller coaster, one of the wildest of all times.
From the beginning to the end of the book, fantastic and rip roaring stuff has been provided. The author combines high tech funk in a fistful, a lot of fantasy and folklore in combination in this devilish book that is truly outrageous.
8. Love Among The Walnuts
Writer: Jean Ferris
The story is about Sandy who is born and raised by an eccentric and wealthy family, in complete isolation. At one time Sandy’s parents, he as well as the servants are victimized by his uncles who are greedy for Sandy’s parent’s money. So they make a vicious plot, get the family incapacitated and rob them of their money. Sandy is extremely shocked with this.
The book is an engaging and clever comedy. It retains the attention of the reader till the last page. All teenagers are sure to enjoy this creative book thoroughly. The book is highly recommended to anyone looking for a adventure book filled with fiction.
9. Pure Dead Magic
Writer: Debi Gliori
In the story, Don Lucifer the evil one kidnaps the father of Titus Strega-Borgia. It is from certain death that he saves his father after the father is kidnapped. A pet crocodile of the family, 3 dungeon beasts, the spider named Tarantella with a lot of attitude and his nanny who is indeed magical, provide just little help.
Imagination overflows in this book. It is a combination of magical adventure along with fascination with technology and computers in modern children. Readers surely enjoy reading this book filled with a lot of fun.
10.Rules Of The Road
Writer: Joan Bauer
The story is about Jenna, a 16 year old, who gets the job of driving the owner of chain of shoe stores that have been very successful, right up to Texas from Chicago. The elderly owner is crabby and he is going to confront his son who wants to take over the shoe company and turn the high quality shoe business into a cheesy rip off franchise.
It is a great book to read and provides a nice break from everything. It is not any kind of a misfit teens’ tragic tale or ordinary love story. It’s the kind of book needed by women in today’s times.