An incredibly awesome book by Kate Dicamillo that tells the separate stories of Desperaux Tilling, a tiny mouse shunned by the rest of his kind, Chiaroscuro(Aka. Roscuro), a once light-loving rat whose heart was broken years ago, and Mig, a poor servant girl whose father sold her for a couple of cigarettes, a red tablecloth, and a hen. In the last section of the book the characters come together during Roscuro's plot to kidnap the princess and... that's all I'm saying for the sake of not ruining the ending(sorry :D). This beautiful story is at least five times better (and deeper) than that shit they call The Tale of Desperaux movie (friendship?! WTF?).
If you haven't read it then you should! Though...I wouldn't really suggest it if you're over a certain age(i.e. 16 and up shouldn't read it in public or at all if you're used to more challenging books) because of the simplicity of reading it(though not extremely simple).
Bob: "Duuuuuuuuuddddddee! What's up with your face?! You look like you just saw a puppy getting raped by Barnie!"(WTF)
Fred: "No. Worse. I just saw....the Tale of Desperaux Movie!!! DX"