Books For Guys
Adams, Douglas. The Hitchhiker's
Guide to the Galaxy.
Seconds before Earth is demolished to make room for
freeway, an earthman is saved by his friend. Together
they journey through the galaxy.
Bradley, Alex. 24 Girls in
Jack Grammar is unaware that his friends placed an ad
in the online school newspaper, saying that Jack is
seeking a date for prom and listing an email address
for replies. Jack is not pleased, until he discovers
that 200 girls responded. He decides to date twenty-four
of the girls and narrow his selection to the perfect
one for prom. The only problem is that prom is just
seven days away.
Crutcher, Chris. Athletic Shorts
: Six Short Stories.
A collection of short stories featuring characters from
books by Chris Crutcher. Contents: A Brief Moment in
the Life of
Angus Bethune.-The Pin.--The Other Pin.--Goin' Fishin'.--
Telephone Man.--In the Time I Get.
DiCamillo, Kate. Because of
Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer
in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things
that happen to her because
of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.
Hiaasen, Carl. Hoot.
Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes
involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of
burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.
Holt, Kimberly Willis. When
Zachary Beaver Came to Town.
During the summer of 1971 in a small Texas town, thirteen-year-old
Toby and his best friend Cal meet the star of a sideshow
act, 600-pound Zachary, the fattest boy in the world.
Korman, Gordon. Son of the Mob.
Korman, Gordon. Son of the
Mob : Hollywood Hustle.
Eighteen-year-old Vince Luca, son of mob boss Anthony
Luca, goes away to college in southern California hoping
to escape his past, but soon his brother and a series
of "uncles" appear at his dorm, and before
long he is caught up in criminal activity once again.
Lynch, Chris. Slot Machine.
When overweight Elvin Bishop is sent to camp at St.
Paul's Seminary Retreat Center, he and his two best
friends are forced to try out various sports in order
to find out where they belong.
McManus, Patrick F. The Night
the Bear Ate Goombaw.
A collection of humorous essays including: The dumbest
antelope; Garage sale hype; and visions of fish and
Paulsen, Gary. Harris and Me
: a Summer Remembered.
Sent to live with relatives on their farm because of
his unhappy home life, an eleven-year-old city boy meets
his distant cousin Harris and
is given an introduction to a whole new world.
Paulsen, Gary. How Angel Peterson
Got his Name : and Other
Outrageous Tales about Extreme Sports.
Author Gary Paulsen relates tales from his youth in
a small town in northwestern Minnesota in the late 1940s
and early 1950s, such as skiing behind a souped-up car
and imitating daredevil Evel Knievel.
Paulsen, Gary. The Schernoff
Harold and his best friend, both hopeless geeks and
societal misfits, try to survive unusual science experiments,
the attacks of the football team, and other dangers
of junior high school.
Paulsen, Gary. Winterdance
: the Fine Madness of Running the
The author's account of his most ambitious quest: to
world beyond his knowing, to train for and run the Iditarod.
Peck, Richard. Fair Weather
: a Novel.
In 1893, thirteen-year-old Rosie and members of her
family travel from their Illinois farm to Chicago
to visit Aunt Euterpe and attend the World's Columbian
Exposition which, along with an encounter with
Buffalo Bill and Lillian Russell, turns out to be
a life-changing experience for everyone.
Peck, Richard. A Long Way from
A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois
with his sister
during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life
Peck, Richard. A Year Down
During the recession of 1937, fifteen-year-old Mary
Alice is sent to live
with her feisty, larger-than-life grandmother in rural
Illinois and comes to a better understanding of this
Pratchett, Terry. The Amazing
Maurice and his Educated Rodents.
A talking cat, intelligent rats, and a strange boy cooperate
in a Pied Piper scam until they try to con the wrong
town and are confronted by a deadly evil rat king.
Jerry. Maniac Magee : a Novel.
After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes
as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe
Tolan, Stephanie S. Surviving
Jake, a budding juvenile delinquent, is sent for home
schooling to the arty and eccentric Applewhite family's
Creative Academy, where he
discovers talents and interests he never knew he had.