Getting Guys to the Shelves: Great YA Books for Boys | BrightlyThe following list will get anybody—boy, girl, youngster, adult—itching to read. I know, I know, a lot of good ones were left off this list, but consider this a jumping off point, and offer your own reading suggestions in the comments! Any teen who has ever wondered how he or she can force themselves to be different will identify with the sweet, yearning Jamie in this book, who undertakes a dangerous experiment when he starts using an experimental drug in an attempt to make himself straight instead of gay. I was touched by how easy it was to identify with Jamie, who just wants to find a way to soothe his inner turmoil. It follows Miles, a lover of biographies and great last words, as he attends boarding school in this case by choice, instead of being sent there by unfeeling parents and tries to track down enigmatic classmate Alaska, whose existence and disappearance fascinate Miles. In a tale told with deadpan humor, Josh Arnold and his family relocate from Mobile, Alabama where, like their neighbors, they are white , to New Mexico where they become minorities during World War II. The Compound , by S.
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With their action-packed premises, abundant world-building, and quick pace, young adult novels really are for everyone. While it would serve guys well to pick up the Divergent or Hunger Games series and many have , here are a few more classically boy-centric YA novels they may enjoy. A little Stephen King, a little Lord of the Rings , and a pure page-turner. In this dystopia, everyone disappears, except the young. Killer aliens who look human … eek! John Green, arguably the best-known YA author out there thanks to his Twitter presence and books like The Fault in Our Stars , tackles the heartache of being a teen boy in this story of child prodigy Colin.
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Books shelved as young-adult-male: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, Shooter by Caroline Pignat, Ink and Bone (The Great Library, #1) by. Rachel Caine (Goodreads Author).
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