Customers are constantly asking us for book recommendations (we *are* a bookstore after all), and one of the things we always get asked about is book recommendations for teenage boys.  Something about that age group, perhaps, is a little off-putting to people.  What if he doesn't like it?  What if he's already read it?  Questions of that nature.  But one thing about young male readers: much like their eating habits,  they'll consume pretty much anything!  Classics, contemporary, science fiction, realistic fiction...it's all up for grabs.  Here's a list of tried-and-true books geared towards young guys.  For even more recommendations, stop in the store and we'll help you out!

Science Fiction/Fantasy:

The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

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     Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

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      Percy Jackson & the Olympian Series by Rick Riordan

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     The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien

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The Artemis Fowl Series by Eoin Colfer

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      The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

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The Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance) by Christopher Paolini

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      The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

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     The Dark Is Rising Sequence by Susan Cooper

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     His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman

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      Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

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Classic Fiction:

     Catcher In the Rye by J.D. Salinger

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      Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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      To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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      The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

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     Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

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      Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

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Dystopian Fiction: 

     The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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     The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner

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     The Giver by Lois Lowry

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Realistic Fiction:

     Holes by Louis Sachar

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     The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

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     The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

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      Life of Pi by Yann Martel

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     The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

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