Many chapter books that are popular among boys are fantasy and science fiction novels, including "The Lightning Thief" by Rick Riordin, "The Maze Runner" by James Dashner, "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card, "Eragon" by Christopher Paolini and "Divergent" by Veronica Roth. Books in other genres, including "Hatchet" by Gary Paulsen, "Little Brother" by Cory Doctorow and "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton, are also popular among boys.
Rick Riordin, author of the highly successful Percy Jackson series, penned young adult classics including "The Lightning Thief," "The Sea of Monsters," "The Last Olympian" and "Titan's Curse." The series begins with Percy Jackson heading to Camp Half Blood, a summer program for demigods, after learning that the father he never met is the Greek god Poseidon. Each book contains adventure blended with facts about Greek mythology and suspense.
Having earned inclusion on the New York Times' and USA Today's best-selling series list, James Dashner's Maze Runner series mixes fantasy with mystery, adventure and suspense. The first two books in the series, "The Maze Runner" and "The Scorch Trials," have been made into major motion pictures. The first book in the series won Kirkus Review's Best Teen Book of the Year award for 2009.