Getting teens to read, specifically teenage boys can be quite frustrating. But, there are many books that are becoming more and more appealing for young guys to read. Teenagers want stories that aren’t too “childish” and they want something that they’ll be able to enjoy. Here are the most popular books and the best ones for 15-year-old boys to read and what they’ll really enjoy.
Malice by Chris Woodling
This is a great book in that it does blur the line between reality and fiction. what’s cool about this, is that it’s written both in the form of a graphic novel, but also in traditional print, so in a sense it’s like also reading a comic book. It is comic book focused, so if our son likes this type of content, this is a great read. It is a book about two teens heading into a comic book world, ruled by a sinister ruler. Boys can read about the adventures of these two, and if your child is looking for a thrilling and gritty graphic novel/traditional book hybrid, this is the way to go.
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
If your son likes realistic fiction, this is a good one to read. It may sound like your average teenage girl book, but in truth, it’s actually not the case. Readers usually love Charlie, the way that he thinks, the charm that he has, and also some of the coming-of-age experiences that he has. Many young male readers relate to him, especially with the changes that he makes, both big and small, that impact him in many different ways. It’s quite fun to read, and boy readers may like something a little bit less action-y, and a little more about what’s happening inside a teen’s head.
Leviathan By Scott Westerfield
This is an award-winning novel that is good for those who like a different take on major historical events, but it creates an interesting tale of biology versus technology.
The premise is two teens are supposed to be enemies, with one girl being disguised as an airman in the British army, and another a prince that’s on the run. The two of them cross paths and find themselves on the airship called Leviathan. It also has some black and white illustrations that allow for readers to visualize the world that’s there, and there’s something super charming about the way that this is written, and teaches some interesting and invigorating lessons.
I Am Number Four By Pittacus Lore
This is another fast-packed action and adventure novel and it also has a lot of science fiction elements, so if you want your child to be reading something engrossing and a little different, this is one for them. The story involves nine teens from a planet called Lorien that come to earth and train and help develop their powers in order to get the planet back from the Morgadorians, and it’s actually super quick in terms of reading, and want something that’s easy to follow, but also something that a lot of teens will enjoy and want to read again and again. It’s got some really interesting science fiction elements that are engrossing and will suck you in.
Hatchet By Gary Paulsen
For almost every boy, this is definitely one that they’ll enjoy, and teens may enjoy this one a lot too. Essentially, the story revolves around the pilot of a plane that crashes into the wilderness, and one of the passengers has to survive with just a hatchet and his wits. Brian will be alone, and since he is, he needs to learn to rely on himself. It’s a story with some vivid elements that every boy in a sense can relate to. It does tell an interesting tale of what it would be like to be in Brian’s shoes and also learn what it takes to survive. Many young boys enjoy it because it’s a fun survival story, and teens will enjoy the action and the hopes that this young character will survive.
Gone by Michael Grant
This is an interesting post-apocalyptic novel, involving a mysterious issue where people that are over the age of 15 are disappearing, and the ones that are left asunder need to find help. The story involves teens that are looking for a way to unite together and rule while trying to battle the supernatural elements, and also, to find out a reason for why all of this is happening. It’s a great story that involves heroes that are reluctant, have rivalries, and also the revenge elements. It’s a thrilling book that a lot of young boys will enjoy, and they’ll be able to see themselves and become further engrossed in the adventures they’re having.
Pluto By Naoki Urasawa
If your child likes anime, this might be a perfect book for them. Naoiki Urasawra has created many interesting stories, and essentially, this is a darker version of the comic “Astro Boy” and it is a fictional traditional story that is loosely based off the original comic and it’s about a man who has a machine, and there is a detective that’s looking to solve robot murders. It’s thrilling, and something you won’t want to put down!
The Hate U Give
This is a very well-plotted and brilliant novel with a great pace and is one of the most fast-paced books out there. It’s about a girl named Starr who lives between two worlds, and she witnesses the shooting of her friend. While it does have a female lead, it’s a thrilling, engaging novel that many teenage boys won’t want to put down.
Getting young teens to read can be hard, especially since there are so many other options for things to do in society today. But hopefully, these books will get them going, and get them to truly immerse in the joy of reading, and also get them to enjoy the act of doing so as well, which in turn will create a lifelong skill they’ll enjoy.DISCLAIMER (IMPORTANT): This information (including all text, images, audio, or other formats on FamilyHype.com) is not intended to be a substitute for informed professional advice, diagnosis, endorsement or treatment. You should not take any action or avoid taking action without consulting a qualified professional. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions about medical conditions. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking advice or treatment because of something you have read here a FamilyHype.com.