The Fire Within
The Fire Within is about a collage student, David, that has to move in with the Pennykettles, Liz the mother and Lucy her daughter, so he can be closer to collage. Liz and Lucy show David around their home. David unpacks and Liz makes a clay dragon for him. When David receives the dragon the Pennykettles ask him what he is going to name it David thinks a while and he decides it should be Gadzooks. Once he got comfortable he decided to ask what Lucy likes, she answered squirrels and she talked about one named Conker. Lucy wants to have David write a book, and he says no, but when he thinks about it for a long while he decided to write it, he names it Snigger and the Nutbeast. There really isn't a main villain to this book, but they do have to save Conker from an eye infection. Will they save him or will he die, you'll have to find out.
This is the book and don't miss the exciting sequels (the books are in order how I placed them 2-8)