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Great books that a Teenage Boy would like?

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  1. AJ Love

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    Anyone have any suggestions for books, please, that a teenager would love?

    My son is 13 and crazy about sports, especially Baseball, and so in the interest of broadening his horizons I'd appreciate suggestions that aren't about sports.

    Outside of sports he likes movies like Star Wars, and TV shows such as the Simpsons, Big Bang Theory and The Middle.
     
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    The Hardy Boys.

    Do they still have the Hardy Boys?
     
  3. AJ Love

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    No idea but I can check.
     
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    My sons got hugely into the Harry Potter stuff. That may be passe' now, I don't know. My oldest also loved "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" series, and my youngest liked the first Hunger Games book. They both loved the Tolkein stuff.

    I'd suggest Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, but I guess it all depends on your kid, what he likes...
     
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    Sword of Truth was a good series of I remember correctly, Lord of the Rings is a good choice, Dune.
     
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    Thanks! My older son loved Harry Potter. This one has resisted the Potter books, no idea why. I can try again. Will check out the other ideas too. I support my kid's love for Baseball but he really needs to expand his world a bit.
     
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    Tolkien's Middle Earth books are second to none in the fantasy category. There was also novels published of the Star Wars trilogy.
     
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    How about Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
     
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    Both of my grandsons got into C.S. Forester's "Hornblower" series. They weren't written in chronological order, so it would be best to start with "Mr. Midshipman Hornblower".
    Amazon has the entire series in both printed and Kindle versions.
    After they read the books, nothing would do but that I buy the DVDs.
     
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    The Hardy Boys? At 13? Those books are for children. At that age, he can tackle books written for adults.

    At that age, I loved Ray Bradbury. The Martian Chronicles would be great if he likes anything SciFi
     
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    Young Lady Chatterly perhaps?
    ;-)
     
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    Science Fiction stuff: Just about anything by James P. Hogan or Jack McDevitt. Not targeted at teens, but I don't think there's anything in them to find objectionable.
     
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    Now if we're talking magazines.........
     
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    The Best of Penthouse Letters.
     
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    Aussie author Tim Winton has won a lot of awards for his books aimed at teen readers...

    [​IMG] the Lockie Leonard series was made into a TV show ,,I thought it was funny.... he might like to watch a few shows on the tube..

     
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    Maybe visit a bookshop together. See what appeals.
     
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    I loved Conan when I was in middle school, House of the scorpion, treasure island, percy jackson series, the giver, the hobbit, enders game, fareneit 451, the cay, call it courage
     
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    Huckleberry Finn! Timeless!

    Then, follow that with Jack London's "Call Of The Wild".

    After that it's Hemingway's "The Old Man And The Sea".

    Gotta get the classics down first!:)
     
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    [​IMG]

    This might get him interested:
    How to cook your children......
    100's of mouthwatering recipes
     
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    A little before that age is when my mother gave me her copy of Heinlein's Stranger In A Strange Land. I'd already read lots of his "juveniles" like Red Planet so I was ready.
     
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