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The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, by Heather Brewer
"This set of books follows a young male vampire through junior and senior high. My son plowed through each one and has them proudly displayed on his bookshelf."
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The Maze Runner, by James Dashner
"A boy wakes up in a big steel elevator that dropped him in the middle of a glade with no memory of anything except how to survive. It's like a modern Lord of the Flies. A great story!"
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Lockdown, by Walter Dean Myers
"Urban fiction that's usually gritty—but that's why middle school boys love him."
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Touching Spirit Bear, by Ben Mikaelsen
"A wonderful read filled with Native American wisdom that puts a young man in a situation that demands him to change his attitude. He's forced to look at the life-long impact his actions and behavior have on himself and others his age."
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The Last Apprentice, by Joseph Delaney
"The seventh son of a seventh son learns to fight the dark. Books in this series are still being published."
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Stormbreaker, by Anthony Horowitz
"It's the James Bond for kids."
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Cirque du Freak, by Darren Shan
"My son read all of the books in this supernatural series when he was in middle school."
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Pyrates, by Chris Archer
"The story follows a New York City boy and his friends as they follow an old treasure map through underground tunnels. I read them to my third-grade class—my students are hooked!"
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Hero, by Mike Lupica
"A great sports book writer."
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Little Britches, by Ralph Moody
"My son grew up thinking he was a cowboy, so this series about a boy in the early 1900s who has to provide for his family after the death of his father, was perfect for him."
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Kingdom Keepers, by Ridley Pearson
"Five teenagers struggle against the forces of evil as they fight to save Walt Disney World."
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The Giver, Lois Lowry
"Part of a loose trilogy. Lowry is an amazing author."
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