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Best Books for Teen Boys

I have a middle-school son who has outgrown fantasy that features dragons and wizards. I'd like to know what others think are good books for young teen boys
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message 2: by Black (new)

Black Guy have u read shooter


message 3: by Melisende (new)

Melisende I would also have added Escape From Warsaw - which I read as "The Silver Sword".


message 4: by Brent (new)

Brent Why didn't they have Mockingjay on the list? Strange indeed...


message 5: by Sandi (new)

Sandi Brent wrote: "Why didn't they have Mockingjay on the list? Strange indeed..."

My teenage boy refuses to read the Hunger Games trilogy. He says they're for girls. (He's wrong, but he'll never know that.)


message 6: by Brent (new)

Brent To be honest, I loved it.


message 7: by Androcon (new)

Androcon Nice to see The Airman getting in there. Often find in a classroom context boys like it better than Artemis.
www.books-for-boys.com


message 8: by Kalli (last edited Sep 04, 2012 05:09PM) (new)

Kalli Jacobs I loved The Hunger Games Trilogy!! They are the best books I've ever read. I can't wait until all the movies come out they are going to be awesome. I haven't been able to find anything to top it though. I've gotten pretty close though there are adventure books like "Moby Dick" and more serious intense books like "The City of Ember". I've liked them all though. So, I hope you guys can enjoy them too. Oh, and one book I wouldn't recommend is "A Wizard of Earthsea" unless you like "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe" I would stay away from this book it is very slow going. It doesn't have much of a plot either it wouldn't be the first book I would pick. I hated it.


message 9: by Chene (last edited Oct 04, 2012 04:41AM) (new)

Chene Alex Rider books are pretty good if you like third person books. "Dark Life" is really good. I cant wait till i get to read the second one "Rip Tide." I hope its as good as the first one. And one more i would recommend is the Hunger Games Trilogy. The second one i think is the best which is strange because usually the first one is the best. The third one "Mocking Jay" is really slow at the begining till they get to the Capitol. Oops. HAHA anyway they are filming the second one in Hawaii. Thats so cool. Cant wait tilll it comes out! And my name is pronounced like Shane but it is spelled chene. cool hu


message 10: by Teri (new)

Teri Ok, I'm retarded...how do I add this list to "my lists"?


message 11: by Teri (new)

Teri My son loves Rick Riordan, but does not like wizards and the sort. He reads them all and then says he has nothing to read. He can't seem to get into any other authors...he just doesn't like the wizard thing but loves Greek mythology. Any suggestions?


message 12: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Teri wrote: "Ok, I'm retarded...how do I add this list to "my lists"?"

To the best of my knowledge, you can't. "My Lists" means just that..lists you've created.


message 13: by Gerry (last edited May 04, 2013 09:48AM) (new)

Gerry Bevers Teri,

Here are the "Likes" and "Dislikes" of my middle school son:

12 years old -- He loved the Percy Jackson series, but didn't seem very excited about the Harry Potter series and "The Hobbit," for which I will never forgive him.

13 years old -- He didn't like Rick Riordan's "The Red Pyramid" and the other two books in that series, but he seemed to enjoy the five books in The Underland Chronicles series, by Suzanne Collins. He also liked the Shadow Children sequence (series), by Margaret Peterson Haddix. He read "The Hunger Games," but wasn't impressed and didn't want to read the other two books. He seemed to like Lois Lowry's "The Giver" and its two companion books, "Gathering Blue" and "The Messenger." He liked "The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman; "Dead End in Norvelt," by Jack Gantos; and "Bud, Not Buddy," by Christopher Paul Curtis. He also read The Dark Is Rising sequence, by Susan Cooper without any complaints. He read the first six books from Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" and hated all of them. He liked "Shadow of a Bull," by Maia Wojciechowska.

14 Years Old -- He has read the first 5 books in the Gone series, by Michael Grant, and seemed to enjoy them. He loved "The Outsiders," by S. E. Hinton, and he seemed to enjoy "Everlost," "Everwild," and "Everfound," by Neal Shusterman. He is now reading the last book in "The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod," by Heather Brewer, a series he seems to really like.

My son is into sports and has said that reading is for nerds, but he reads because I make him read a little each night. He doesn't like to admit it, but he often enjoys the books he reads. Now he reads without any complaints.


message 14: by Zayne (new)

Zayne Jamal these books are veryy good


message 15: by Zayne (new)

Zayne Jamal Sandi wrote: "Brent wrote: "Why didn't they have Mockingjay on the list? Strange indeed..."

My teenage boy refuses to read the Hunger Games trilogy. He says they're for girls. (He's wrong, but he'll never kno..."


Gerry wrote: "Teri,

Here are the "Likes" and "Dislikes" of my middle school son:

12 years old -- He loved the Percy Jackson series, but didn't seem very excited about the Harry Potter series and "The Hobbit," ..."


mocking jay is a little for girls thier is no actoin in that book


message 16: by Christopher (new)

Christopher J. Like Wylee, I saw a need to write books after teenage Scouts said they had nothing to read that reflected their journey in Scouting.

I wrote three adventure books, Only The Brave Dare, Canyon and A Rite Of Passage so any teenager, anywhere can join in the frolics if a group of ordinary teens.

In my books, the boys must take on war- hardened Russian Mafia, the extreme wilds while canyoning and groups of warring motorcycle gangs. It's a journey where ordinary teenagers emerge as heroes they never wanted to be, but ones a nation needed.

Check out:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_nos...


message 17: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl Timmy


message 18: by Tasha (new)

Tasha This list is very outdated.

And "Mauler" by Shawn Williamson? His novel is so great than the old classics about savage life. It´s a wonderful novel about tasmanian tiger for teens and adults who love wild life.


message 19: by Sandi (new)

Sandi Tasha wrote: "This list is very outdated.

And "Mauler" by Shawn Williamson? His novel is so great than the old classics about savage life. It´s a wonderful novel about tasmanian tiger for teens and adults who l..."


Of course, it's outdated. I put it up when my son was in middle school. He's in college now. :)


message 20: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra Why are the Harry Potters and Eragon on this list when the query is for a son who's outgrown dragons and wizards (which must be just a faze, you can't outgrow DRAGGGGOOOONNNNSSS).


message 21: by Biswajeet (new)

Biswajeet I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

every teenager should read this book.


message 22: by Aiden (new)

Aiden Have u read ligma


message 23: by Mickey (new)

Mickey The books listed apply to vastly different age groups. Parents shouldn't restrict what their children want to read too much, but most thirteen-year-olds are not going to have the attention span for Dune. Consider cross referencing the age recommended for these books with commonsensemedia or a librarian before gifting them to your kid.


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