I was really excited to open my door and find this book on my doorstep the other day. The Dangerous Days of Daniel X is a book by James Patterson which was written specifically to help young boys ages 10 and older want to read.
After reading this book, I would say that it does it. This book is full of alien chasing and super powers. Daniel's parents die when he's three years old, and he can conjure them up whenever he needs them. One of his best powers is that he can rearrange atoms and another best power is that he can change himself into different shapes. This book made me want to keep turning the pages just to see what happened.
One draw back is that there is a lot of gory stuff (the boy is trying to kill aliens) but the story would probably be appropriate for boys ages 10 and older. I wouldn't try to get anyone younger to read it though.
The Dangerous Days of Daniel X is a fast read with short chapters that will really help a young reader be able to put the book down and still want to pick it up again. Also, this book has a lot of really great action sequences that made me really want to keep going.