Best YA to Appeal to Boys

Please add any titles published as young adult that you've found particularly appeal to teenage boys. Thanks!
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3.96 avg rating — 176,046 ratings
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4.39 avg rating — 822,132 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 90,859 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 92,149 ratings
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4.41 avg rating — 460,692 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 152,214 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 417,922 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 49,363 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 438,256 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 350,889 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 89,625 ratings
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4.31 avg rating — 107,638 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 526,771 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 37,805 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 16,915 ratings
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557 books · 461 voters · list created November 24th, 2010 by Mike Mullin (votes) .
Tags: boy, boys, young-adult
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Mike 1317 books
5109 friends
Annick 384 books
328 friends
John 10606 books
323 friends
Ben 128 books
4987 friends
Dayna 521 books
159 friends
R 737 books
2 friends
Lauren 122 books
299 friends
Kevin 427 books
1922 friends

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message 1: by Julie (new)

Julie Thanks for starting this list Mike. I'll add when I can. :D


message 2: by Davonna (new)

Davonna Juroe Woot, Mike!


message 3: by Mike (new)

Mike Mullin Great list, guys. Keep them coming!


message 4: by John (new)

John Zeleznik I tried to stay very, very boy-centric when I added my books. I presently have a book that is under consideration with agents that is very much a "boy book" and I'm hoping that things work out so I can add it to this list! :-)


message 5: by Mike (new)

Mike Mullin Good luck with your book, John! Hope to see it on the list soon.


message 6: by Bri (new)

Bri Spiekerman The Hunger Games? Most of the people who I know like it are girls. A true boy's book has got a strong male protagonist who boys can identify with on a deep level.

Glad to see House of the Scorpion here, however, was disappointed that the Tunnels books aren't on here. Was somewhat perplexed by Hitchhiker's Guide (It's a more intellectual humor book, most run-of-the-mill teenage boys wouldn't get it) and Harry Potter (just about everybody has read them already) being on here. (Love both, by the way, but I don't think they really fit here.)


message 7: by Mike (new)

Mike Mullin Did you add the Tunnels books?


message 8: by John (new)

John Zeleznik I think that just narrowing a list because there is a female protagonist is one of the reasons that there are so few "boy" books and people are so resistant to the idea. Hunger Games has all the ear marks of a good boy book. I can tell you from experience that Hitchhiker's Guide is well received by many boys (especially English Language Learners at my school). I think this list has a lot of wiggle room.


message 9: by BlackhamBoys (new)

BlackhamBoys I know my boys really don't want to read a book with a female protagonist ... I've read Ashfall, I quite liked it. My boys aren't readers, which is why I do really appreciate lists like this to TRY and find something they might be willing to try.


message 10: by Pewdiepie (new)

Pewdiepie BlackhamBoys wrote: "I know my boys really don't want to read a book with a female protagonist ... I've read Ashfall, I quite liked it. My boys aren't readers, which is why I do really appreciate lists like this to TRY..."

how


message 11: by Davonna (new)

Davonna Juroe Jigyasa wrote: "HEY!!! I am a girl and have read half of these books and i loved them"

Me too! ;)


message 12: by Maica (new)

Maica Ballangan ROFL! I'm a girl and I read many of the books on this list! I probably won't say the same to the list of Best YA to Appeal to Girls though. haha


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