Bro-Lit: Books For Teenage Boys, Recommended by Teenage Boys

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Teen Boy ReadingI have a 13 year old son. He loves to play sports and video games. He watches TV sitcoms, ESPN and YouTube. Pizza is his main source of nutrition. Occasionally he reads.

I’ve paid him to read. I admit it. If you’re the mom of a preteen or teen boy you probably know what I’m talking about. Maybe you too have reached that point of desperation and you ask yourself, “Why isn’t he reading more?”

I’ve discovered that he will read IF I can find books he wants to read. Easy, right?

So if you’re looking for some dude friendly books that will entice your son to read and keep him reading over the summer, my son and I have some great recommendations for you.

Guys Read by John Scieska (6 volumes)

Author Jon Scieska has put together six volumes of original short stories written by some of the best children’s authors. My son’s favorite is Funny Business, but every volume is a great read.

Funny Business
The Sports Pages
Other Worlds
True Stories
Terrifying Tales

Theodore Boone series by John Grisham (5 volumes)

Best-selling author John Grisham works his literary magic for teens. You’ll meet thirteen-year old amateur attorney Theodore Boone, as he takes you for a legal adventure.

The Abduction
The Accused
The Activist
The Fugitive

Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time by Lisa Yee

After flunking sixth-grade English, stereotypical basketball jock Stanford Wong must be tutored by his archenemy Smart Girl.

Jake, Reinvented by Gordon Korman

Just about everything Gordon Korman writes is popular with boys. Jake Garrett, football player and party host, is not who he seems. Uncover the mystery of Jake’s past.

Mickey Bolitar Series by Harlan Coben (3 volumes)

Seconds away

Popular mystery author Harlan Coben has written a series for teens. Mickey Bolitar is forced to live with his Uncle Myron and switch high schools. He makes some unlikely friends in his pursuit of the truth about his dad.

Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz

Based on the life of Jack Gruener, Prisoner B-3087 will draw you in and leave you amazed at this story of survival.

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Following a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, seventeen-year-old Marcus must use his computer hacking skills to return life to normal.

H.I.V.E.: Higher-Institute-of-Villainous-Education by Mark Walden (8 volumes)

H.I.V.E. is where young geniuses are taken to become villains. You’ll want to read the whole series to find out if Otto Malpense and his friends can save themselves and escape this one-of-a-kind school.

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˜ Jennifer, Circulation, Warrenton Central Library

In addition to being books that teenage boys may find interesting, these books are AR books. For more information on their AR points, please stop by the reference desk at your local library.

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