Mine's Kensuke's Kingdom.
A lot of people suggested me teen books like Percy Jackson and Eragon, but I hate, hate teen genres in general. There is something so despicable about them I can hardly explain it.It's pretty understandable. My mum bought me the Percy Jackson series for Christmas, so I felt obligated to read it. Main issues I had include the shoehorned in romance and, for lack of better words, the modernization of it. It's pretty derivative, as you'd expect for a series based heavily on Greek mythology, but it still feels pretty timeless if not for the arbitrary mentions of diet cola, graphic t-shirts, Gucci bags and other such anomalies. It just reeks of a middle aged author trying to be hip for the kids. I suppose another big part of the problem here is that having characters that are supposed to be very accessible and relatable to kids has the habit of making them very boring. The main characters were mostly defined by their family lives as I recall, which is a somewhat narrow thing.
There is something so despicable about teen genres I can hardly explain it.Let me guess: