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Books For Guys (13-18)
Knights of the Hill CountryTim Tharp
The pressure of being the star football player on his small-town team starts to get to Hampton, whose life outside the game is falling apart.
Spanking ShakespeareJake Wizner
Shakespeare Shapiro writes a memoire for his senior writing project in which he records all the happenings of his life and those of his peers.
After receiving life-altering bad news, Ben Wolf decides not to tell anyone and live his last year as he sees fit, and hopefully win over the girl of his dreams.
Just In CaseMeg Rosoff
One day David changes his name to Justin, assumes a new identity, makes new friends, and buys new clothing. He’s convinced fate has it in for him. And he’s right.
Rats Saw GodRob Thomas
If Steve writes a hundred page paper, he’ll be allowed to graduate. But writing what he knows turns out to be harder than he expected…
I Love You, Beth Cooper (P.S.)Larry Doyle
On graduation day, Denis stands in front of his 512 classmates and their 3,000 relatives, and announces: "I love you, Beth Cooper." Complications ensue.
Saint IggyK. L. Going
Iggy leaves public housing to make something of his life, and tries to help his friend who’s tangled up with the dealer that got Iggy’s mom hooked.
I Am the MessengerMarkus Zusak
After he stops a bank robbery, Ed begins receiving anonymous messages marked in code on playing cards in the mail, and his life begins to swerve off its beaten-down path.
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth GirlBarry Lyga
Fanboy’s dream is to publish his graphic novel and leave his small town. Will the cynical Goth Girl help him achieve his dream?
Fighting Ruben WolfeMarkus Zusak
Brothers from a poor family join with a sleazy fight promoter to make money. But they soon find themselves in a fight for identity, dignity, and each other.