Reviews and Blog Posts: Books for Guys

Going bovine

by Libba Bray

DPL Rating:
4

Somewhere between a road trip and just plain tripped out, somewhere between Mad Cow Disease and madness, somewhere between life and death, you'll find Going Bovine. Cameron has just found out that he has Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, aka Mad Cow disease. He's dying. Cameron hasn't done all that much with his...

Destroy all cars

by Blake Nelson

DPL Rating:
3

Cameron Smith has his opinions, especially about consumerism and the environment. He expresses these opinions through essays he turns in as English assignments, often getting them back with the feedback that he needs to focus, stop ranting, and back up his points. Throughout the year, he tries to get over...

The morgue and me

by John C. (John Christopher) Ford

DPL Rating:
0

It is the summer after senior year, and Christopher takes a job cleaning the morgue because he thinks he wants to be some kind of investigator, CIA or something. Well, contrary to his expectations, Christopher finds himself knee-deep in a murder with the medical examiner and the sheriff in on...

So punk rock (and other ways to disappoint your mother) : a novel

by Micol Ostow

DPL Rating:
0

Ari wants to do something to stand out during his junior year at Gittelman Jewish Day School. He's been wingman to his best friend, Jonas (who can get anything he wants from anyone--girl, boy, teacher--with just a smile) for too long. His parents just want him to excel at his...

Dull boy

by Sarah Cross

DPL Rating:
0

Avery has superpowers - really amazing ones, like superhuman strength and the ability to fly - but he doesn't want anyone to know because he's afraid of the ridicule of his peers or being tested by scientists. When he meets a rag tag group of friends who also seem a...

Crash into me

by Albert Borris

DPL Rating:
0

Owen, Frank, Audrey, and Jin-Ae have their own unique problems, but they all want to deal with them in the same way--by committing suicide. They met online, but now are going to meet in person for a final road trip. Their plan: visit the gravesites of celebrities who have committed...

Young samurai : the way of the warrior

by Chris Bradford

DPL Rating:
0

It is 1611, Jack and his father are employed as sailors headed for Japan when their ship is damaged in a storm and pirates take it over, killing everyone but Jack. Spared because he is so young, Jack is taken to the home of a prominent samurai where he feels...

The eternal smile : three stories

by Gene Luen Yang

DPL Rating:
3

Things aren't always what they seem. A greedy frog looking for the next money-making scheme? An email from a Nigerian prince asking for money? Having to bring home the head of the frog king? These graphic-format stories will take start with these ideas, but you'll be thinking very differently about...

The devil's paintbox

by Victoria McKernan

DPL Rating:
0

This is the story of Aidan and Maddy, two orphans who are on the verge of starvation out on the Kansas prairie when a wagon train comes by and "rescues" them, in return for a year of work at a logging camp near Seattle. Off on the adventure of the...

Anything but typical

by Nora Raleigh Baskin

DPL Rating:
0

Jason Blake is 12, and autistic. He knows enough about NTs (that's neurotypicals) to know that he doesn't quite fit in, and to worry about it, but sometimes he just can't help himself, like when it feels like his hair is on fire, or when standing on the grass hurts....

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