Great Reads for Guys

This booklist [pdf] comes from Deschutes Public Library and features recommended reads for teen guys.

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court.

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
After finally getting noticed by someone other than bullies and his angry father, Tyler enjoys his new reputation. When life starts to go bad again, he must choose between transforming himself or giving in to his destructive thoughts.

Shipbreaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
In a futuristic world, Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded ships for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper with a girl in the wreckage, he has to make a tough choice.

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Tween Reads Booklist

This booklist [pdf] comes from Deschutes Public Library and features recommended reads (prose novels and graphic novels) for tweens in grades 4-7.

Booked by Kwame Alexander
Nick loves soccer and hates books, but soon learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams.

Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John Anderson
Three boys are dismayed when their teacher falls ill and leaves for the rest of the school year, a situation that compels them to share their stories while cutting class and journeying across town together on a fateful day.

Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi
While practicing for their next baseball game, thirteen-year-old friends Rabi, Miguel, and Joe discover that the activities of the local meat- packing plant have caused cows to turn into zombies.

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