Reviews and Blog Posts: Books for Guys

Slam

by Nick Hornby

DPL Rating:
0

Things are going pretty well for Sam. He's getting better at skateboarding, his mum has a nice new boyfriend and he met a pretty girl at a party. The pretty girl ends up being his girlfriend and they spend loads of time together watching TV and hanging out. But then...

Eighth grade bites

by Heather Brewer

DPL Rating:
0

Being a teen vampire sucks, especially when you have to keep it a secret. Vlad Tod isn't a regular vampire either and as far as he knows, is the very last one. With cool powers like hovering and mind reading, Vlad knows how to have fun with his gifts. The...

The last exit to normal

by Michael B Harmon

DPL Rating:
0

When Ben was 14, his father announced he was gay. Ben's mother left, leaving Ben with his dad, and eventually his dad's partner, Edward. Ben thinks it was pretty selfish of his dad to marry someone and have a kid all the while knowing that he was gay, and he...

No choirboy : murder, violence, and teenagers on death row

by Susan Kuklin

DPL Rating:
0

In the United States, if juveniles are convicted of a really heinous crime, they can be tried as adults and even get life in prison. Until recently, juveniles could even be sentenced to death. This book tells the stories of several young men who were given the death sentence when...

Unwind

by Neal Shusterman

DPL Rating:
5

Like those chilling science fiction novels that paint a picture of a bleak future that you think just MIGHT really happen someday? Then here's a book for you! The Heartland War was fought over one issue: abortion. Instead of one side winning, there was a compromise: The Bill Of Life....

Streams of Babel

by Carol Plum-Ucci

DPL Rating:
0

March, 2002. The United States is still reeling from the September 11 attacks, but hasn't gone to war yet. Are the terrorists still out there? Two mothers on the same street in New Jersey die of brain aneurysms on the same night. Coincidence? Maybe, but then some of their children,...

SideScrollers

by Matthew Loux

DPL Rating:
3

If you giggled at the title of this comic, you already know you should read it. Bonus points if you can tell which video game the cover is adapted from. For the rest of you: this is a (bad) day in the life comic about 3 slacker guys who just...

Little brother

by Cory Doctorow

DPL Rating:
0

Have you ever felt like you're being watched all the time–by your parents, teachers, even the police? What if that were true? What if it was your government that was watching you, looking for evidence that you're a terrorist–or even creating that evidence–just so it can put you in jail?...

Truancy

by Isamu Fukui

DPL Rating:
0

Have you ever gotten so fed up with school that you just wanted to take down the whole system? Enter the world of the Truancy, where groups of abused students dissatisfied with the totalitarian education system work to bring it down. Tack didn't know about the war at first--he was...

In the small

by Michael Hague

DPL Rating:
0

The blue flash happened on September 7. No one knows where it came from, just the scary result–all human beings in the world are now 6 inches tall. Mouse was in the city with his father when the flash happened. He leads an escape from his dad's office building and...

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