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Subject: any help?!
Date Posted: 4/27/2010 5:19 PM ET
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I am looking for books similar to the following:

Summer Boys by Hailey Abbott

Thirteen Reasons why by Jay Asher

and just books about teens, reality, and boys.

If you have any suggestions or any of thse books please comment below or send me a message. Thanks!

Date Posted: 4/27/2010 5:26 PM ET
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Check out some of Gary Paulsen's books... Hatchet, Brians Winter, etc.

Last Edited on: 4/27/10 5:29 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/27/2010 8:39 PM ET
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Mike Lupica's books are good, also. They are all about sports...... Heat, The Travel Team

Walter Dean Myers' books are great. Most of his deal with troubled youth (gangs, prejudice, bad home life, etc.)

Date Posted: 4/27/2010 9:24 PM ET
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Date Posted: 4/27/2010 10:07 PM ET
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May I suggest:


(My review on PBS)

One of the most challenged books of late, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a poignant epistolary coming-of-age novel. Charlie starts writing letters to an anonymous friend on the eve of starting high school in 1991. He soon befriends some seniors and begins to chronicle, if not fully participate, in adolescence. Although the allegedly objectionable themes--sex (gay and straight, potentially non-consensual), drugs, and rock 'n roll, suicide and mental illness--form the backbone of the story, they are balanced by Charlie's attempts to understand his changing world. His language is simple but his thoughts are surprisingly mature and sensitive. Chbosky's writing doesn't endorse those things, but being exposed to them Charlie tries to both understand and run away from them. It would be a shame to skip over this imminently likeable wallflower, who will likely grow up to be a warm, sensitive man, and not hear his message that is ultimately uplifting, optimistic, and courageous as he tries to "participate" in life. 

Date Posted: 4/28/2010 1:23 AM ET
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Real kids real adventures. I have it on my shelf. It is a great book.  True stories of how a 15 year old saves his grandfather you fell down the mountian, an 11 year old who has to land a hot air balloon his self.  It is a great series. 4 stories or so per book, but they are very good.  We are really enjoying them as a family.