My ds is currently reading: Hedge of Thorns (Lamplighter), The Saturdays, Stonewall Jackson (history), Rascal (read aloud by mom). He says he is enjoying these books (he always says that, most of the time it's true, sometimes he just doesn't want to hurt my feelings), but is looking for something with "action", specifically war or battles. He said he didn't care if it were ancient or modern.
I realize something of this nature may be historical, but I don't think he'll care about that. I did offer Swiss Family Robinson (which I'd like to read to the boys eventually), Mr. Tucker series (is that correct?), Huckleberry Finn (he enjoyed Tom Sawyer), and Robinson Crusoe but he declined them for now.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.