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Great books that a Teenage Boy would like?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by AJ Love, Nov 11, 2016.

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    Because it will take him the rest of his teen years to finish it...
     
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    "October Sky," by Homer Hickam. It was made into the movie "Rocket Boys."
     
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    +1 for Where the Red Fern Grows and Outsiders.
    Add Summer of Monkeys by Wilson Rawls if he likes Red Fern.
    Several other Hinton books were for young adults.
    I loved Stephen King but I was into the weird stuff.
     
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    King's the weird stuff? I'd read all of Lovecraft by that age.

    I grew up on ABC and H (and lots of others). Asimov, Bradbury, Clarke and Heinlein. Any and all of their work, unless you think the last of Heinlein's works get too risque.

    And anything Burroughs wrote, not just the Tarzan.

    Sure, Robert E. Howard, but throw in Fritz Leiber, too. Definitely some Poul Anderson and Keith Laumer.
     
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    Another vote here for Jack London and Frank Herbert's Dune books. I remember reading "Strange But True Baseball Stories" around that age. Tolkien is always good.
     
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    Niven's "Ringworld" series too.
     
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