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Attention! The following books for boys should probably not be read this summer. Or ever for that matter.

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St. Martin's Griffin

Nick of Time

Nick of Time is the first young reader's book written by bestselling author Ted Bell. In the grand tradition of epic novels like Robert Louis Stevenson’s...

"...to restless boys who can never find books written just for them. Three huzzahs and a great big..."

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Tor Teen

Little Brother

BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU. WHO’S WATCHING BACK?

"...questions and fostering discussion, this techno-thriller is an outstanding first purchase.” -School Library..."

Cory Doctorow Cory Doctorow

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Feiwel & Friends

For Boys Only

The Biggest, Baddest Book Ever

Hey, Boys! Want to have some fun? Maybe learn how to land an airplane in an emergency? Or fight off an alligator? Escape from being tied up? How about...

"...the book that will lead you to a really cool solution! Now, that’s fun!. Praise for For Boys Only..."

By Marc Aronson and H. P. Newquist

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Frances Foster Books

Whirlwind

The Caretaker Trilogy: Book 2

In Firestorm, the first book of the Caretaker Trilogy, seventeen-year-old Jack Danielson saved the world’s oceans, but at great personal cost – his parents...

"...-hanger ending of Firestorm. All readers will eagerly await the third book.”—School Library Journal   “Guys looking for nonstop action will...eat this up.” —Kirkus Reviews   “Klass continues the nonstop..."

David Klass David Klass

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Square Fish

Firestorm

The Caretaker Trilogy: Book 1

Jack Danielson is in a race against time to save the oceans and the future.

"...that Klass’s work on book two of the trilogy is well under way.”—School Library Journal, Starred Review..."

David Klass David Klass

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Frances Foster Books

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...

"...book of the Caretaker Trilogy, readers are taken on an electrifying, fast-paced adventure of hunting..."

David Klass David Klass

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Frances Foster Books

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...

"...suspenseful."  -- School Library Journal   "A taut and effective work of suspense."  --BCCB..."

David Klass David Klass

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Henry Holt and Co.

Headlock

A killer combination of high-interest plot and unforgettable characters “All kinds of people. Little kids, a lot of men, even people your age come to the...

"...they hit each other with chairs?  It’s like The Three Stooges!  Why would a boy like you with all your talent and brains want to do something foolish like that?”   Kyle Bailey is a high-school senior..."

Joyce Sweeney Joyce Sweeney

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Henry Holt and Co.

Daemon Hall

Is winning a writing contest worth risking your life? Nothing exciting ever happens in the town of Maplewood—that is, until famous thriller writer Ian...

"...suspenseful. Keep your fingers crossed that you will win and have a book published in the Macabre Master..."

By Andrew Nance and Coleman Polhemus

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Henry Holt and Co.

The Trap

A gripping wilderness adventure and survival story It was getting colder. Johnny pulled the fur-lined hood of his parka over his head and walked towards...

"...A gripping wilderness adventure and survival story It was getting colder. Johnny pulled the fur-lined hood of his parka over his head and walked towards.... A gripping wilderness adventure and survival story   It was getting colder. Johnny pulled the fur-lined hood of his parka over his head and walked towards his own cabin with the sound of snow crunching beneath his boots. “He should be back..."

John Smelcer John Smelcer

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux BYR Paper

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...

"...not have to lead to a bad life story." --The New York Times Book Review "Gantos really is Everyman..."

Jack Gantos Jack Gantos

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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...

".... . . Powerful."—Kirkus Reviews   “BIG SLICK is an action-filled tale involving hot girls, hot cars, very dangerous people, serious desperation, and some serioulsy bad choices. I'm betting that BIG..."

Eric Luper Eric Luper

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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...

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

Tim Wynne-Jones Tim Wynne-Jones

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Feiwel & Friends

The Compound

Eli and his family have lived in the Compound for six years. The world they knew is gone. Eli’s father built the Compound to keep them safe. Now, they...

"...books as Elizabeti's Doll, turns out a high-wire act of a first novel, a thriller that exerts an ever..."

S.A. Bodeen S.A. Bodeen

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Blackbeard's Last Fight

Cabin boy Jeremy Hobbs knows the horror stories about Blackbeard the pirate. In 1718, the man is notorious for plundering ships and has recently blockaded the...

"...for Children's Books   “Fascinating.”  —The New York Times Book Review..."

By Leonard Everett Fisher and Eric A. Kimmel

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Tor Teen

Truancy

In an alternate world, in a nameless totalitarian city, the autocratic Mayor rules the school system with an iron fist, with the help of his Educators....

"..., a mysterious boy who runs a lemonade stand in an uninhabited district. Then someone close to Tack..."

Isamu Fukui Isamu Fukui

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Frances Foster Books

Holes

10th Anniversary Edition  Louis Sachar received great recognition for his groundbreaking story of Stanley Yelnats – a boy with a history of bad luck. As...

"...of Stanley Yelnats – a boy with a history of bad luck. As.... 10th Anniversary Edition   Louis Sachar received great recognition for his groundbreaking story of Stanley Yelnats – a boy with a history of bad luck. As School Library Journal predicted in their starred review of the book when it was first published, “Kids will love Holes.” A decade later, the book is still quenching young readers’ thirst for a gripping story about a far-reaching family curs..."

Louis Sachar Louis Sachar

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Shots at Sea

A Houdini & Nate Mystery

Young Nate Fuller is ready for adventure as he boards the Lusitania, the biggest, grandest ocean liner ever to sail the seas. Nate is hoping to sharpen his...

"...that made Danger in the Dark such a “thoroughly enjoyable” read (Kirkus Reviews), Tom Lalicki has created another first-class setting and suspense-filled story line, including revealing details of one of Houdini’s famous tricks.. "Lalicki's follow-up to Danger in the Dark shows the title characters..."

Tom Lalicki Tom Lalicki

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Danger in the Dark

A Houdini & Nate Mystery

Harry Houdini – the world’s greatest escape artist – is in need of a new hat. That is what brings him to Bennett & Son, Gentlemen’s Hatters of Fifth Avenue,...

"...wealthy great-aunt, with whom the boy and his widowed mother live. Now their house is filled with spooky late-night gatherings, the purpose of which is kept secret from Nate. Houdini is just the man to tackle this tangled mystery – and help Nate and his family escape the grasp of an interloper more cunning and dangerous than Nate could have imagined.   A truly captivating historical adventure, Danger..."

Tom Lalicki Tom Lalicki

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