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Re: YA for young males?
The Hunger Games seems to be as popular with males as it is with females and when it was coming out that was something pointed to as being a good thing. Robert Muchamore has written a YA series about a secret teenage espionage organisation that seems to appeal to young males. James Patterson has loaned his name to a series of YA novels that appear to be designed to appeal to both genders equally. Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider books are about a teenage spy (almost like a teen James Bond) lot of boys like them and they were even popular enough to get a movie made. Plenty of boys and girls alike got into Jonathan Stroud's Bartimaeus series, same with Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. There's the Percy Jacksons and the Skullduggery Pleasants too. Terry Pratchett has written a few books aimed at the YA market and I don't think they're exclusively read by girls or even YA's.

With a few variations, you just about described my teenager's bookshelf.

January 26, 2014, 11:27:49 AM