Guys Read

Great books for guys. Reading the way you want it.
Alexie, Sherman. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. 2007.
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
Anderson, M.T. Feed. 2002.
In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.
Bacigalupi, Paolo. Ship Breaker. 2010.
In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl. 
Bodeen, S.A. Compound. 2008.
After his parents, two sisters, and he have spent six years in a vast underground compound built by his wealthy father to protect them from a nuclear holocaust, fifteen-year-old Eli, whose twin brother and grandmother were left behind, discovers that his father has perpetrated a monstrous hoax on them all.
Bradbury, Jennifer. Shift. 2008.
When best friends Chris and Win go on a cross country bicycle trek the summer after graduating and only one returns, the FBI wants to know what happened.
Card, Orson Scott. The Lost Gate. 2010.
Danny grew up in a family compound in Virginia, believing that he alone of his family had no magical power. But he was wrong. Kidnapped from his high school by a rival family, he learns that he has the power to reopen the gates between Earth and the world of Westil.
Cline, Ernest. Ready player One. 2011.
Immersing himself in a mid-twenty-first-century technological virtual utopia to escape an ugly real world of famine, poverty, and disease, Wade Watts joins an increasingly violent effort to solve a series of puzzles by the virtual world's creator.
Dashner, James. The Maze Runner. 2009.
Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.
Doctorow, Cory. Little Brother. 2008.
After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, California, seventeen-year-old Marcus, released into what is now a police state, decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.
Extence, Gavin. The Universe Versus Alex Woods. 2013.
Alex, famous child of the meteorite accident several years back,  finds peace and acceptance through an older friend who introduces him to Kurt Vonnegut as well as ways to make your life count in this quirky, witty tale.
Evans, Richard Paul. Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25. 2011.
Fourteen-year-old Michael Vey is nothing special, just the kid who has Tourette's syndrome. But in truth, Michael is extremely special--he has electric powers. He sets out to discover how he ended up with his abilities, and his investigation soon brings him to the attention of a powerful group who wants to control of electric teens.
Feinstein, John. Foul Trouble. 2013.
How far can the recruiting deals go with top high-school basketball stars before the recruits can lose their athletic futures?
Frank, Pat. Alas Babylon. 1959.
The survivors of a nuclear holocaust are forced to rely on their own resources as they join together in the struggle for survival amidst the ruins of Fort Repose, a small town in Florida.
Green, John. Looking for Alaska. 2005.
Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
Goodman, Shawn. Kindness for Weakness. 2013.
Can James overcome his harsh experience in the juvenile justice system after a drug       arrest?
Hamilton, Steve. The Lock Artist. 2009.
Traumatized at the age of eight and pushed into a life of crime by reason of his unforgiveable talent--lock picking--Michael sees his chance to escape, and with one desperate gamble risks everything to come back home to the only person he ever loved, and to unlock the secret that has kept him silent for so long.
Hautman, Pete. Rash. 2006.
In a future society that has decided it would "rather be safe than free," sixteen-year-old Bo's anger control problems land him in a tundra jail where he survives with the help of his running skills and an artificial intelligence program named Bork.
Herbach, Geoff. Stupid Fast. 2011.
Just before his sixteenth birthday Felton has a growth spurt that turns him from the small, picked-on “Squirrel Nut,” to a mighty athlete. He gets new friends, a first love, and the courage to face his family’s problems.
Hillenbrand, Laura. Unbroken: A World War Two Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption. 2010.
The riveting true tale of Lieutenant Louis Zamperini’s horrific odyssey and               survival after capture by enemy forces.
King, A.S. Reality Boy. 2013.
Life never was the same ever again for Gerald after an embarrassing episode on a reality TV show as a child.
Knowles, Jo. Living with Jackie Chan. 2013.
Josh just wants a new start and to rebuild after he messed up. Karate teacher Uncle Larry and Stella provide unexpected ways to help him move forward in this wise, insightful story.
Koertge, Ron. Coaltown Jesus. 2013.
Walker finds an unexpected source of strength in dealing with grief when a hip and quick- witted Jesus appears in his room in this short, poetic and poignant novel.
Krakauer, Jon. Into Thin Air. 1999.
The author describes his spring 1996 trek to Mt. Everest, a disastrous expedition that claimed the lives of eight climbers, and explains why he survived.
Laban, Elizabeth. The Tragedy Paper. 2013.
Irving School has a tradition of seniors leaving something meaningful in their old dorm rooms for the next student. Duncan never expects to be as riveted to the story told on the CDs by the previous senior occupant.
Lapsley, Phil. Exploding the Phone: The Untold Story of the Teenages and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell. 2013.

Computer security breaches make the news almost every day today.  Long before anyone ever had an iphone or tablet, “phreaks”  hacked into big phone company Ma Bell’s inner workings and wreaked havoc with the company’s security and power.

Lore, Pittacus. I am Number Four. 2010.
In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien.
Leviathan, David. Every Day. 2012.

The main character known as A isn’t a flesh-and-blood person—he/she is a soul that wakes up every day in the body of a different human in this unique and fascinating story.

Lewis, Michael. The Blind Side. 2006.
Follows one young man from his impoverished childhood with a crack-addicted mother, through his discovery of the sport of football, to his rise to become one of the most successful, highly-paid players in the NFL.
Marsden, John. Tomorrow When the War Began. 1995.
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.
Medina, Med. Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass. 2013.
It’s a pitched battle of victim versus bully—and the former will stop at nothing to one-up the tormentor.
McNamee, Graham. Bonechiller. 2008.
Four high school students face off against a soul-stealing beast that has been making young people disappear from their small Ontario, Canada, town for centuries.
Morrell, David. Creepers. 2005.
On a cold October night, five people gather in a rundown motel on the Jersey shore to make preparations to break into a nearby abandoned hotel--built by a reclusive millionaire during Asbury Park's golden days--but the group of urban explorers, joined for the evening by a reporter, are unprepared for the danger, terror, and death awaiting.
Mullin, Mike. Ashfall. 2011.
After the expolsion of the supervolcano in Yellowstone, Alex must survive a journey from Iowa to Illinois in hopes of reuniting with his family. Can Alex live through starving masses, bandits and brutality to get to a safe life across the river?
Salinger, J.D. Catcher in the Rye. 1951.
After leaving prep school Holden Caulfield spends three days on his own in New York City.
Seamon, Hollis. Somebody Up There Hates You. 2013.
Richie doesn’t have much to lose, he figures, so when he and fellow hospice inmate Sylvie break out one night for a Halloween caper, there’s no telling what can happen next.
Sedgwick, Marcus. Revolver. 2009.
Finland, 1910: Fifteen-year-old Sig is shocked to see a hole in the frozen lake outside his family's cabin and to find his father's corpse nearby. Why did Einar steer his dog sled across the lake instead of taking the safer land route? Sig's sister and stepmother go for help, leaving Sig alone with Einar's body in the cabin. Soon after, an armed stranger barges in, demanding a share of Einar's stolen gold.
Shusterman, Neal. Unwind. 2007.
In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives.
Slouka, Mark. Brewster. 2013.
Set during the Vietnam War era,  Brewster is a powerful tale of teen friends plotting against the hard realities of their lives and families to escape a town with no future for them.
Smith, Andrew. Winger. 2013.
Boarding school rugby player Ryan rarely has an easy day kin this funny and poignant novel.
Sonnenblick, Jordan. Curveball: The Year I Lost my Grip. 2012.
A super-talented high school baseball pitcher needs to reinvent himself after a “career-ending” injury.
Strasser, Todd. Fallout. 2013.
Can ten people survive in a tiny bomb shelter meant for four?
Toro, Guillermo del. The Strain. 2009.
A vampiric virus infects New York and spreads outward, threatening the city and then the world, as a CDC doctor and a Holocaust survivor fight to save humanity.
Volponi, Paul. The Final Four. 2012.
In a gripping March Madness semifinal game, four star players position themselves to advance to the championship.
Yang, Gene Luen. American Born Chinese. 2006.
Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format.      
Zuckoff, Mitchell. Frozen in Time: An Epic Stroy of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost heroes of World War II. 2013.
After a cargo plane crashed in Greenland in 1942, the rescue plane also crashed. Those aboard    spent 148 days trying to survive and waiting for another rescue. A third plane crashed and vanished on that second rescue attempt. Zuckoff recounts this remarkable story of the survivors’ experience and the mystery of what happened to the third plane.