I was listening to a podcast today and they were talking about how young adult books are more for girls than boys. They were talking about how boys just skip over the young adult books. I tried to think back to my youth (I know a long time ago) and what I read. I admit I didn’t read the most as a teenager. I did read a lot of westerns. Not a lot of young adult through.
I do read a lot of YA now. Also there is plenty of YA for boys.
Recommendation #1 Brandon Sanderson’s – Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians
A very funny book about how some of our weaknesses can really be strengths. Seriously fun read by a very good author. http://www.amazon.com/Alcatraz-Versus-Librarians-Brandon-Sanderson/dp/B005CDTS30/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1312607811&sr=8-2
Recommendation #2 Cinda Williams Chima – The Warriors Heir
A good book set in modern-day but brings in old school sword fighting and battles. If you like action this is your book. http://www.amazon.com/Warrior-Heir-Cinda-Williams-Chima/dp/B0014JQ7TO/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1312608037&sr=1-6
recommendation #3 James Dashner – The 13th Reality
Mystery and other dimensions. I feel like I have a better explanation for this but I am getting a little sleepy here. http://www.amazon.com/13th-Reality-Book-Journal-Curious/dp/B001TKSPKC/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1312608231&sr=1-5
So there you go. Three good recommendations. Sure there is Harry Potter, Percey Jackson, and Eragon. Those are all excellent and fun reads but everyone knows those right? I have some more suggestions for fun Young Adult reads but I gave you plenty to read for now. Enjoy.