I know some will disagree, especially if it was assigned reading in school.
A book about rabbits? Here's the description from Amazon:
The story follows a warren of Berkshire rabbits fleeing the destruction of their home by a land developer. As they search for a safe haven, skirting danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band and its compelling culture and mythos. Adams has crafted a touching, involving world in the dirt and scrub of the English countryside, complete with its own folk history and language (the book comes with a "lapine" glossary, a guide to rabbitese).
Yep, a book about rabbits. And I read it twice! A few pages in, the focus becomes the personalities and the story-line. Not the fact that your reading about rabbits. That's good writing.
**What's bittersweet is that I found the book in my deceased brother's possessions (he died when I was 21).
He was in the navy, stationed on the famous USS Nimitz, and I came across it at my parents house one day. He had passages highlighted and the front cover it had a USS Nimitz stamp (which pretty much meant he swiped it from the ship's library--what a REBEL--at least I'd like to remember him that way). :D
I will always, always cherish that book.
Anyway, animals as MC's. I won a book on LiLa's blog last week: NIGHTSHADE CITY!
This time, a book about rats! From Amazon:
Deep beneath a modern metropolis lies the Catacombs, the kingdom of remarkable rats of superior intellect. Juniper and his maverick band of rebel rats have been plotting ever since the Bloody Coup turned the Catacombs, a once-peaceful democracy, into a brutal dictatorship ruled by decadent High Minister Killdeer and his vicious henchman, Billycan, a former lab rat with a fondness for butchery. When three young orphan rats--brothers Vincent and Victor and a clever female named Clover--flee the Catacombs in mortal peril and join forces with the rebels, it proves to be the spark that ignites the long-awaited battle to overthrow their oppressors and create a new city--Nightshade City.
Yep, I've got some reading to do!