Chike and the River by Chinua Achebe 

This is a quick and easy book to read! It is a story about a boy named Chike who moves from the village of Umofia to go and live with his uncle in the city of Onitsha. Whilst he is there he becomes consumed by the idea to travel across the Niger river in a ferry to go to another city called Asaba, which is supposed to be bigger and better than Onitsha. However, it is not possible for him to do this as he does not have the money to pay for the ferry. The story explores how he manages to make this desire become a reality and the consequences that come with his actions.