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Summer reading suggestion: reluctant 10th-12th grade boys

I need suggestions for a great (required) summer read for a class of mostly boy reluctant readers. Please share some ideas. The title must be available in paperback. We need to get this one missing piece of our list out soon.

The existing list is here:


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Comment by Dorian Myers on June 2, 2011 at 3:38pm
I loved your choices. Our kids love The Mortal Instruments books by Cassandra Clare. Seems that either SF or sports books appeal most to the guys.  How about Art of Racing in the Rain for the sports fans?
Comment by Russ Woody on December 18, 2009 at 2:46pm
This is a great website. Two quick questions: Do you offer advertising? And two, I have a book that's geared for young adults, leans a little more to boys... in paperback. I'd be happy to send you a copy, if you want to consider it. Here's the website with info about it:
Comment by Katy Jean Vance on December 6, 2009 at 6:19pm
Hi Joyce!

It might be that The Kite Runner is no longer a good choice because it has been out for a while and made into a movie, but ALL of the boys in my 12th grade English class loved that book as their summer reading. Life of Pi also had that effect.

I think they have to be a little older to enjoy these books and they also have to have an English teacher who is willing to do the hard sell.
Comment by susan mowery on June 28, 2009 at 9:28pm
Hi Joyce,

How's NECC? Did not check your list above yet but try The Brothers Torres. I also liked Last Exit to Normal but it's not for every boy.

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