Reading is the basis for unlimited adventures – countless vacations.  Explore new, fantastical worlds, or simply expand your knowledge of history.  Challenge yourself to reach new heights when it comes to reading; pick up a book that you’ll have to keep a dictionary handy for!  Go above and beyond reading assignments by asking your local librarian how you can supplement your learning at school.

Books are a whole world of intelligence and knowledge waiting to be unlocked, you just have to be excited enough to turn the key.

Teen Boys

  • The Gone series by Michael Grant

If you’ve ever wondered what a society without ‘adults’ would be like, this is the series for you!  In a swift turn of events, the oldest people on the planet are teens; there’s no cell reception, no internet, and no television.  But the oddities don’t end there – things are changing, including the remaining youth.  Strange powers are emerging in everyone, and they’re growing stronger every day.  Be careful though: as soon as you turn fifteen, you’ll disappear as well!

  • The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

Gaming has taken on a whole new level in this novel by Dashner.  Complete brain and body immersion into gaming and virtual reality can, unfortunately, be addictive.  Play by the rules, or use hacking skills… and the rules fall away.  Rumor has it one gamer has taken hostages, and Michael may be the only one who can stop him – with the help of the government, of course.

  • The Inheritance Trilogy by Christopher Paolini.

Alagaësia, a beautiful world created by the young Paolini, is home to the first dragonrider in over a century – Eragon, a simple farm boy.  Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, journey across Alagaësia in an epic quest against an evil king.

  • The Lord of the Rings series and The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein.

Tolkein has built a fantastical world around mysterious creatures that tells a classic tale of good versus evil.  Dragons, wizards, hobbits, dwarves, and much more!  A band of heroes sets off on a perilous journey to destroy evil at its very core.

  • Books by N.D. Wilson, like Leepike Ridge, and the two series Dragon’s Tooth and The Legend of Sam Miracle.

Author of the bestselling 100 Cupboards series, N.D. is well known and loved for his descriptive writing, and lighthearted tales of adventure.  You’ll find yourself lost in these stories, book after book.

  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

A story about camaraderie and friendship, building and breaking trust, the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’, and what it means to be human.  Regardless of the time we live in, The Outsiders will always have something to offer us as we age and grow up in our diverse world.


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