Naruto is a great book you should read. It is about a young boy named Naruto Uzumaki who has a 9 Tailed Beast (Bijuu) inside him (the bijuu's/beast's name is Kurama). He is separated from the other kids because they think of him as the beast, not as the one who keeps it in their body. His goal is to be the greatest hokage (ninja president in their village). He fails the exam to become a ninja again, but later his sensei Iruka is about to get killed by another person, Mizuki. Naruto does a "jutsu" (basically magic powers) to clone himself 999 other times. He defeats Mizuki and Iruka gives him a ninja headband, which proves he is a ninja. The next day all the Genin (the lowest ninja rank other than the academy student) are separated into squads of 4 (one sensei and 3 genin). He is put with his crush Sakura, but his rival, Sasuke. Sasuke has no family just like Naruto, but he has one brother. His brother destroyed his entire clan (family) and Sasuke wants vengence. Sakura isn't very important, since she only cares about getting with Sasuke. Their ninja teacher, is Kakashi Hatake. It is a great book!