Books for Teen Boys

  • Eighth Grade Bites                                                                 FIC BRE

    By Heather Brewer

    Thirteen-year-old half-vampire Vladimir Tod struggles to navigate the ups and downs of eighth grade while keeping his untested powers and impulses under control.


    Things Not Seen                                                                      FIC CLE

    By Andrew Clements

    When fifteen-year-old Bobby wakes up and finds himself invisible, he and his parents and his new blind friend Alicia try to find out what caused his condition and how to reverse it.


    Revenge of the Witch                                                           FIC DEL

    By Joseph Delaney

    Young Tom, the seventh son of a seventh son, starts work as an apprentice for the village spook, whose job is to protect ordinary folk from "ghouls, boggarts, and all manner of wicked beasties."


    Johnny Tremain                                                                   FIC FOR

    By Esther Forbes

    The Revolutionary War with its famous Boston Tea Party is described in this historical novel of the revolt in Boston.


    The Graveyard Book                                                              FIC GAI

    By Neil Gaiman

    The orphan Bod, short for Nobody, is taken in by the inhabitants of a graveyard, as a child of eighteen months and raised lovingly and carefully to the age of eighteen years by the community of ghosts and otherworldly creatures.


    The Maze                                                                               FIC HOB

    By Will Hobbs

    Rick, a fourteen-year-old foster child, escapes from a juvenile detention facility near Las Vegas and travels to Canyonlands National Park in Utah, where he meets a bird biologist working on a project to reintroduce condors to the wild.


    Stormbreaker                                                                      FIC HOR

    By Anthony Horowitz

    After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6.


    Son of the Mob                                                                    FIC KOR

    By Gordon Korman

    Seventeen-year-old Vince's life is constantly complicated by the fact that he is the son of a powerful Mafia boss, a relationship that threatens to destroy his romance with the daughter of an FBI agent.


    Tomorrow When the War Began                                     FIC MAR

    By John Marsden

    Seven Australian teenagers return from a camping trip in the bush to discover that their country has been invaded and they must hide to stay alive.


    Mister Monday                                                                      FIC NIX

    By Garth Nix

    Arthur Penhaligon is supposed to die at a young age, but is saved by a key that is shaped like the minute hand of a clock. The key causes bizarre creatures to come from another realm, bringing with them a plague. A man named Mister Monday will stop at nothing to get the key back. Arthur goes to a mysterious house that only he can see, so that he can learn the truth about himself and the key.


    Soldier’s Heart                                                                     FIC PAU

    By Gary Paulsen

    Eager to enlist, fifteen-year-old Charley has a change of heart after experiencing both the physical horrors and mental anguish of Civil War combat.


    Unwind                                                                                  FIC SHU

    By Neal Shusterman

    Three teens embark upon a cross-country journey in order to escape from a society that salvages body parts from children ages thirteen to eighteen.


    The Amulet of Samarkand                                                   FIC STR

    By Jonathan Stroud

    Nathaniel, a young magician's apprentice, becomes caught in a web of magical espionage, murder, and rebellion, after he summons the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Loveland.


    The Thief                                                                               FIC TUR

    By Megan Whalen Turner

    Gen flaunts his ingenuity as a thief and relishes the adventure which takes him to a remote temple of the gods where he will attempt to steal a precious stone.


    The Final Four                                                                       FIC VOL

    By Paul Volponi

    Four players at the Final Four of the NCAA basketball tournament struggle with the pressures of tournament play and the expectations of society at large.



    Leviathan                                                                              FIC WES

    By Scott Westerfeld

    In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.                           


    The Monstrumologist                                                          FIC YAN

    By Rick Yancey

    In 1888, twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy a pod of Anthropophagi.