Another of my favorite books to read is in Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl series. It follows the child genius and criminal mastermind, Artemis Fowl. He discovers that fairies, centaurs, and dwarfs actually do exsist and what else can he do but contrive a way to steal from them. I do love this series as it takes several unique characters with unique situations and brings them unique problems to solve. It helps that one of them is brilliant, one of them is clever, one of them is brawny (several are mouthy) . . . pick a subject, there is probably one counted of their number to fulfill any personality type.
When Artemis Fowl, criminal mastermind and juvenile genius, discovers he has a conscience in The Atlantis Complex.