The list author says: "So the myth is that teen boys don't read. But I think the truth is that most publishers aren't publishing enough complex, interesting, entertaining books for teen boys. Sure, there are the dragon/fantasy books, and the sports books. But what about complex, realistic, character driven YA books with male protagonists, aimed at male readers? Here are some of the "teen boy" books that some of the teens in my classes haven't been able to put down. By the way, many teen girls and adults love these books too!"
"Did you ever wish you could reinvent yourself? That's pretty much what James, the main character does when he gets into a "geek school." The Secret to Lying merges boarding school pranks, fantasy, and an I.M. romance creating a unique, witty story that deals with heavy topics like cutting and anorexia while staying a page-turner."
"Sensitive, charming, and honest. It's hard not to love Charlie's quest to figure out himself and his place in the world. Written in letters to an unknown "friend," The Perks of Being a Wallflower will appeal to introspective teens. This also deals with some big issues, such as discovering your sexuality, and drug use."