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Best Adventure Books

Looking for good adventure books? On this page you’ll find a curated list of the best adventure books of all time. Enjoy!

The 10 Best Adventure Books Of All Time.


1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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Synopsis: In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.


2. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Synopsis: Now recognized as a timeless classic, this introduction to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, Gollum, and the spectacular world of Middle-earth recounts of the adventures of a reluctant hero, a powerful and dangerous ring, and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent.


3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling

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Synopsis: Harry Potter’s life is miserable. His parents are dead and he’s stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs.


4. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

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Synopsis: Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. Suzanne Collins continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, testing her more than ever before…and surprising readers at every turn.


5. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan

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Synopsis: Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse – Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe.


6. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

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Synopsis: The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss’s willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels’ Mockingjay–no matter what the personal cost.


7. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Synopsis: From the moment young Jim Hawkins first encounters the sinister Blind Pew at the Admiral Benbow Inn until the climactic battle for treasure on a tropic isle, the novel creates scenes and characters that have fired the imaginations of generations of readers.


8. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) by J.K. Rowling

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Synopsis: Harry Potter’s third year at Hogwarts is full of new dangers. A convicted murderer, Sirius Black, has broken out of Azkaban prison, and it seems he’s after Harry.


9. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) by J.K. Rowling

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Synopsis: The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.


10. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) by J.K. Rowling

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Synopsis: Harry Potter is midway through his training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup.


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