Chomp by Carl Hiaasen. An off-beat adventure about a quiet kid named Wahoo Cray, who does whatever it takes to keep his stubborn, animal wrangling father in check while taking care of his family's home and animals. Wahoo knows that his family is nearly broke. His father is sick and can't work. And his mother has to take a job in China. When they receive a call about doing a reality TV show, the y say yes. What happens next is more than any of them hoped for.
Insurgent by Veronica Roth. A fabulous YA series. I loved both books and cannot wait for the third!