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Feel like you’re losing your boy readers as they get a little older? Hook them with these titles!

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The Adventures of Michael MacInnes

A poet, a maverick, “the wandering outlaw of his own dark mind” – Michael MacInnes, an orphan attending a prestigious boys’ school in 1924, doesn’t fit into...

Jeff Carney Jeff Carney

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Big Slick

All in all, sixteen-year-old Andrew Lang has been dealt a pretty good hand in life. Sure, he has to spend his afternoons slaving away in the hellhole that is...

"..., and a little bit dangerous . . .   In this breakneck-paced novel about gambling and growing up, the stakes..."

Eric Luper Eric Luper

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The Boy in the Burning House

An Edgar Award Winner Two years after his father's mysterious disappearance, Jim Hawkins is coping -- barely. Underneath, he's frozen in uncertainty and...

"...years ago when a boy died in a burning house?. "Wynne-Jones builds an action-packed thriller around..."

Tim Wynne-Jones Tim Wynne-Jones

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Brother Hood

Nate Whitely's life at a prestigious prep school in upstate New York takes him far from his Harlem home but not so far as to sever the strong bond he has to...

"...brother, Eli, just can't seem to keep things together and is headed for major trouble. Will Nate..."

Janet McDonald Janet McDonald

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Bug Boy

It is the summer of 1934, and even at the height of the Great Depression, money is no object for the socialites at posh Saratoga Race Course. The trouble is...

"...and fraught with danger, Eric Luper's BUG  BOY is an exhilarating ride.” —RichiesPicks.com “First..."

Eric Luper Eric Luper

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A Dangerous Engine

Benjamin Franklin, from Scientist to Diplomat

At the time of his famous kite experiment, Benjamin Franklin was unaware that his theories about electricity had already made him a celebrity all over Europe,...

"...was a lightning rod in political circles – “a dangerous Engine,” according to a critic. And although he..."

By Joan Dash and Dusan Petricic

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Dark Angel

A taut psychological thriller for teens Seventeen-year-old Jeff thought he would never again have to deal with his older brother, a convicted murderer...

"...teeth. "He killed a kid," I told her. "A boy from our old school near Buffalo. Stabbed him..."

David Klass David Klass

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Dean Duffy

Just out of high school and already washed up?

Randy Powell Randy Powell

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Defect

Maybe it was bad karma. Maybe it was just bad luck. Whatever the reason, fifteen-year-old David was born defective. His bug eyes, pinched face, and hearing...

"...like David just tried to fit in, they wouldn’t have so much trouble.”   “It’s really not Kael’s fault..."

Will Weaver Will Weaver

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The Eagle of the Ninth

In a.d. 125, a young Roman centurion must recover the infamous Ninth Legion's missing symbol of honor, the eagle standard.

Rosemary Sutcliff Rosemary Sutcliff

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Firestorm

The Caretaker Trilogy: Book 1

His mother is not his mother. His father is not his father. But if Jack hadn’t broken the high school rushing record that night, he never would have known and...

David Klass David Klass

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First French Kiss

and other traumas

Growing up male - funny, touching, and as unexpected as life itself! This collection of finely crafted stories from the acclaimed author of Forgotten Fire...

Adam Bagdasarian

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Full Service

The times they are a-changin' . . . The summer that Paul turns sixteen his mother pushes him to take a job in town instead of just working on the family...

"...tells the story of the end of one boy’s innocence, unfolding at a time when the country as a whole..."

Will Weaver Will Weaver

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Hole in My Life

"This true tale of the worst year in the author's life will be a big surprise for his many fans . . .This is a story of mistakes, dues, redemption, and finally...

Jack Gantos Jack Gantos

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How Ya Like Me Now

Since his dad died, Eddie’s mom has spent all her time getting high on OxyContin, leaving Eddie to take care of himself. When Eddie’s mom goes into rehab and...

"...to find time to help Eddie and “work up to his potential” in school?   Two boys find that they have..."

Brendan Halpin

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Jack Tumor

Hector is being hectored by an unlikely bully: a talking brain tumor. And it’s not just a talking brain tumor. It’s a know-it-all, pain-in-the-arse,...

"...Weekly "The most interesting part of the book is definitely the character, Jack Tumor . . . The boy..."

Anthony McGowan

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Meet Biff: weird, wild-haired, recovering pinball addict. He's eighteen but looks more like fourteen, and it drives him crazy. He's never had a girlfriend,...

Randy Powell Randy Powell

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The Lantern Bearers

Threatened by a tide of invaders, the last of the Roman Auxiliaries are to leave Britain forever. But Aquila, a young legionnaire, chooses to stay behind, in...

Rosemary Sutcliff Rosemary Sutcliff

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Outcast

When a Roman ship is wrecked off the coast of Britain, an infant, Beric, is the only survivor. He is rescued by a British tribe who raise him as their own...

By Rosemary Sutcliff and Richard Kennedy

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Run If You Dare

A teenager's-eye view of parental desperation What do you do when your dad has a midlife crisis? This is the dilemma of fourteen-year-old Gardner, whose...

Randy Powell Randy Powell

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Peril on the Sea

It is the summer of 1588 and a pair of unlikely shipmates is traveling on the Vixen, a privateer that will soon be drafted to join a flotilla of English ships...

Michael Cadnum Michael Cadnum

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Saturday Night Dirt

A MOTOR Novel

It’s a sizzling summer Saturday, and Headwaters Speedway has suddenly become the place to be. Thanks to rainouts across the state, this small-town dirt track...

"...cast of characters, all car-obsessed teens. Great for boys and girls.” —Good Morning America..."

Will Weaver Will Weaver

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The Shining Company

Life is secure and peaceful for young Prosper, second son of Gerontius, until the day Prince Gorthyn arrives with his hunting party. Prosper's unusual daring...

Rosemary Sutcliff Rosemary Sutcliff

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The Silver Branch

More than a century after The Eagle of the Ninth leaves off, two cousins join the Roman side in the fight against a tyrannical British emperor.

Rosemary Sutcliff Rosemary Sutcliff

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