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Books about real life for teen boys?

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tobee Sat 08-Oct-16 21:41:38

Any ideas for books about being an angst ridden (17 yr old) boy? About real life and pressures? All I can think of are Adrian Mole, (wrong age?), Judy Blume (ditto) and Catcher in the Rye. Even better if cheerful ending. Or factual books that are similar.

crapfatbanana Sat 08-Oct-16 22:59:50

Looking for Aladka by John Green
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - ?
Submarine by Joe Dunthorne
Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre

crapfatbanana Sat 08-Oct-16 23:09:25

Alaska even.

The Virgin Suicidess by Jeffrey Eugenides

lljkk Sat 08-Oct-16 23:29:12

I love teen fiction blush

Pigtopia, The Highest Tide
My epileptic lurcher
Curious Incident in Night-time.

There is an excellent book about a 17yo boy (with tourettes) in a special school in Glasgow and the girl he fancies.... argh, can't remember title, but a librarian might know it. V. funny.

I'm useless because I can't quite think of 2 other titles that are good... a young man with schizophrenia dealing with the death of his brother, and the girl who leaves poems all over town after the death of her beloved sister.

All the Robert Westall books.

Are you sure magical realism has no appeal? What about the Holly Black series (White Cat, Red Glove etc)

lljkk Sat 08-Oct-16 23:42:52

^When Mr Dog Bites^: that's the kid in Glasgow with Tourettes (result!)
Sky is Everywhere (girl leaving poems)

tobee Sun 09-Oct-16 10:44:59

Thank you those are great suggestions.

lljkk magical realism might well appeal - especially now I can see the wood for the trees.

TheEternalForever Fri 21-Oct-16 13:13:45

Definitely second Perks of Being A Wallflower and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time!! I love both of them. Also consider The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness - it is a paranormal fantasy so not quite real word but it features teenagers who are about to graduate high school so it might still appeal

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