How to Train Your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell. A bazillion times better than the movies. This series is fun to read aloud. It has just the right amount of crudeness and valor to make little boys shout, "Read one more chapter!
25 Standalone Books To Read After Series Burnout (teens and adult books) I can vouch for American Gods and Eleanor and Park. I loved Marcus Zusak's The Book Thief. <---I agree with the Book Thief statement!
Fear is Book 5 in the Gone series by Michael Grant. After year of struggling to survive in their new world, the inhabitants of the dome-world, which has now turned entirely black, struggle with the worst fears of all.