I came across this wonderful post all about literature for teens in general but especially for the young male reader. It is the first blog post I have read on the subject that kept my attention and made me REALLY think about the matter. I mean, I know it is a tricky predicament to encourage the young male audience to read when the market seems to be targeting more of a female audience. The author has some great points. So check it out!
If you are having a particularly difficult time helping your your son(s) in finding good reads specifically for them, here are some websites you can rely on:
Here are a few suggestions for MG readers:
Frindle by, Andrew Clements
The Big Stink: Nathan Abercrombie Accidental Zombie
by, David Lubar
Dodger For Sale
by, Jordan Sonnenblick (this one is the last installment in a series, so go find the others).
Justin Case: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters
by, Rachel Vail
Bobby vs Girls
by, Lisa Yee
The Magic Thief
by, Sarah Prineas
Peter and the Starcatchers (series)
by, Dave Barry
The Pickle King
by, Rebecca Promitzer
A few suggestions for YA readers:
by, CJ Henderson
by, Janne Teller
Books By John Green:
An Abundance of Katherines
So there you have it guys!
Feel free to list some of your favorites in the comments! If you know of other guy read websites list those too.