Books for Guys

By: Bacigalupi, Paolo.
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.
By: Barnes, John, 1957-
Forced to be a member of a group that must attend therapy during school hours, Karl is determined to make his senior year his best and so decides to act "normal" in order to break free from the routine, but between his many jobs and his crazy life at home, Karl begins to think that he may never be able to even grasp the concept--let alone be it.
By: Benoit, Charles.
Fifteen-year-old Kyle Chase discovers the shattering ramifications of the small decisions he makes, and does not make, about school, the girl he likes and his future, in an insightful and unsettling novel about an ordinary teen.
By: Bray, Libba.
Can Cameron find what he’s looking for? All 16-year-old Cameron wants is to get through high school—and life in general—with a minimum of effort. It’s not a lot to ask. But that’s before he’s given some bad news: he’s sick and he’s going to die. Which totally sucks. Hope arrives in the winged form of Dulcie, a loopy punk angel/possible hallucination with a bad sugar habit. She tells Cam there is a cure—if he’s willing to go in search of it. With the help of a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf and a yard gnome, Cam sets off on the mother of all road trips through a twisted America into the heart of what matters most.
By: Card, Orson Scott.
A veteran of years of simulated war games, Ender believes he is engaged in one more computer war game when in truth he is commanding the last fleet of Earth against an alien race seeking the complete destruction of Earth.
By: Crutcher, Chris.
Intellectually and athletically gifted, TJ, a multiracial, adopted teenager, shuns organized sports and the gung-ho athletes at his high school until he agrees to form a swimming team and recruits some of the school's less popular students. Reprint.
By: Dashner, James, 1972-
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.
By: Doctorow, Cory.
Four teenagers, each of whom is a talented player of massively-multiplayer online games, become involved in the difficulties that threaten to tear the world of virtual gaming reality apart--all are involved in a conspiracy to crash the world economy of all the virtual worlds at once, a Ponzi scheme combined with a brilliant hack that ends up being the biggest and most entertaining game of all.
By: Farmer, Nancy, 1941-
In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patrâon, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.
By: Hubbard, Jenny.
Fabricating a web of lies with his best friend in order to cover up his perceived responsibility for a classmate's accidental drowning, 16-year-old Alex hides in the library and records the events of the fateful day in his journal until a new English teacher recognizes talent and guilt in his writing assignments.
By: Maberry, Jonathan.
In a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people left from the zombies, Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother's footsteps and become a bounty hunter.
By: Marchetta, Melina, 1965-
Finnikin reluctantly joins forces against the imposter who has ruled Lumatere for years with an enigmatic young novice who claims that her dark dreams will lead them to a surviving royal child and a way to regain the throne.
By: McBride, Lish.
Sam LaCroix, a fast-food worker and college dropout, discovers that he is a necromancer, part of a world of harbingers, werewolves, satyrs, and one particular necromancer who sees Sam as a threat to his business of raising the dead.
By: Oppel, Kenneth, 1967-
When his brother falls ill in the family's chateau in the independent republic of Geneva, Victor Frankenstein embarks on a quest to create the Elixir of Life described in an ancient text in the family's secret Biblioteka Obscura.
By: Perkins, Lynne Rae.
A teenaged boy encounters one comedic calamity after another when his train strands him in the middle of nowhere, and everything comes down to luck.
By: Schmidt, Gary D.
While Doug struggles to be more than the thug that his teachers and the police think him to be, he finds an unlikely ally in Lil Spicer, as they explore Audubon's art.
By: Sonnenblick, Jordan.
When San Lee moves to a new town and school for the umpteenth time, he is looking for a way to stand out when his knowledge of Zen Buddhism provides the answer--and the need to quickly become a convincing Zen master.
By: Stork, Francisco X.
Relocated to a boys' home while plotting to kill his sister's murderer, Pancho is unexpectedly assigned to be a companion to brain-cancer patient, D.Q., who regales Pancho with descriptions of the Death Warrior creed and the honorable example of the beautiful Marisol.
By: Westerfeld, Scott.
In an alternate 1914 Europe, Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from forces who are attempting to take over the globe with mechanical machinery, forms an alliance with Deryn, who is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.
By: Whaley, John Corey.
Losing touch with everything he believes in the wake of a cousin's overdose, his younger brother's disappearance and his Arkansas community's obsession with an extinct bird, high school senior Cullen struggles to hold his family together, while a disillusioned missionary searches for meaning.
By: Yoo, David, 1974-
Before he met Mia, resigned loser Albert Kim was too busy dodging high school sociopaths to imagine having a girlfriend. Much less the adorable ex-girlfriend of alpha jerk Ryan Stackhouse. Yet somehow, by the end of a summer working at an inn together, Al and Mia are “something.” Then September arrives with a thud: Ryan has been diagnosed with cancer and needs Mia at his side. As the school year turns into one giant tribute to Ryan, Al can't help but notice that Ryan may not be quite who everyone--particularly Mia--thinks he is. Before his heart shatters completely, Al has just a few more things to point out. . . .
By: Calame, Don.
In addition to the pact he makes with his best friends to see a naked girl by the end of summer, Matt Gratton sets himself the goal of impressing the star of the swim team, Kelly West, by swimming the one hundred-yard butterfly.
By: Chotjewitz, David.
In 1933, best friends Daniel and Armin admire Hitler, but as anti-Semitism buoys Hitler to power, Daniel learns he is half Jewish, threatening the friendship even as life in their beloved Hamburg, Germany, is becoming nightmarish.