100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith. Finn often feels like he’s just a character in one of his father’s novels. Sixteen and epileptic, Finn wants to prove that he’s more than just a character in someone else’s story; he’s the main character of his life.
The Odyssey: Kid literally tells his mother to be quiet and go upstairs to her room to do crafts.
Walden: Man pens an epic tome about nature and self-sufficiency while living about a mile from a sizable town and having his mom do his laundry.
Anna Karenina: A young woman falls in love with a man who falls in love with his horse.