Here is a list of my 10 favorite books summed up in 2 sentences
Akarnae by Lynette Noni
Nothing like Narnia or Alice in Wonderland, Akarnae is about a girl who gets thrown into an alternate world full of differences and years ahead in technology. She is forced to go to Akarnae Academy, the world's academy for gifted teens.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (adapted into film 2012)
Set far in the future, The Hunger Games is about a gruesome reality TV show where children between 12 and 18 are forced to kill their fellow tributes in order to survive. The book follows a girl called Katness Everdeen, who volunteers to enter in the place of her sister.
Alex Rider: Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz (adapted into film 2006)
Alex Rider is a spy, or should I say, a teenage spy. After Alex's Uncle dies, Alex is forced to finish his work to uncover the secret of a computer manufacturer.
Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grishham
A man is getting away with murder, but Theodore knows a man that saw the entire event. The problem is, the man's an illegal immigrant, and doesn't want to say a thing.
The Letter for the King by Tonke Dragt
Set in times long gone, The Letter for the King is a smooth flowing book about a 16-year-old boy who, after leaving his knighting vigil, sets out on a quest to deliver a message to the king. He is confronted with many dangers on the way, and is constantly pursued by the red riders, the evil henchmen of a knight from a rogue nation.
Talk Under Water by Kathryn Lomer
A teenage boy longs to go back home, and when he meets a girl from that very place, he convinces his father to sail back to his homeland. But when he gets there, he realises that he doesn’t really know as much about her as he thinks.
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (adapted into film 2009)
Maggie, 12, loves reading, but her father has not read to her since she was born. Could this have to do with the strange man that appeared on her doorstep?
A Waltz for Matilda by Jackie French
After her aunt and mother die within weeks of each other, Matilda is forced to go to the country in search of her father. So when her father is killed at a billabong by troopers, Matilda has to run her fathers farm and face the consequences of war, drought and floods.
The River and the Book by Alison Croggon
Endorsed by Amnesty International, The River and the Book is about girl who is a keeper of their villages sacred book. When a foreigner steals "The Book", Simbala is forced to go to the big city, and get it back.
The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien (adapted into film 2012, 2013, 2015)
Dragged away from his safe home in Bag End by a wizard and a band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins is forced to go on a quest to raid the treasure hold of Smaug the Magnificent, a dragon. On the way he is confronted by dangers, from birds to trolls.