Friday, 17 May 2013

Top ten books for boys

I was asked recently if I had any suggestions for some good reads for teenage boys.

Here are my top ten in no particular order:

1. Artemis Fowl series - Eoin Colfer
2. Harry Potter series - J K Rowling
3. Holes - Louis Sacher 
4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
5. The Book Thief - Marcus Zusak
6. Tomorrow, when the war began series - John Marsden 
7. Lockie Leonard series - Tim Winton
8. Jurrasic Park - Michael Crichton
9. The boy in the striped pajamas - John  Boyne
10. Con-nerd - Oliver Phommavanh

This collection represents a little bit of everything - fantasy, science fiction, drama, thriller, comedy and a whole lot of escapism. 

The trick to hooking in a teen is finding out what they are interested in...if they like cooking, get them reading a cook book, and then get them in the kitchen!




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