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Hatchet The first in a series of 5 contemporary novels about a boy stranded alone in the wilderness with just a hatchet. Who would have thought your mom’s last minute gift would save your life?
Gulliver's Travels A contemporary of Defoe's, Swift wrote another travel narrative in which the main character makes strange discoveries. It’s a good story full of names and places with way too many consonants, like Glubbdubdrib and Houyhnhnms.