By Patrick Rothfuss
Told by Kvothe himself, the Name of the Wind is the story of a son of traveling performers, orphaned at a young age. Daring, he travels to a school of magic after living of the streets of a crime-ridden city for many years. He must fight to remain in the school and learn all he can to find the truth about his parents' death. This book is the first of his retelling of his adventures leading up to him becoming a legendary assassin and fugitive. So pretty much this is a depressing but also amazing book.
Reading level: Grade 9/10
Maturity level: 15+
I liked this book a lot as it is really well written and has a good story line, although it can get a bit male-political-fantasy sometimes. Since it is from a male point of view, there are no desperate girls fawning over guys thank god.
If you liked this book, I would also recommend Gardens of the Moon, and the Curse of Chalion.