Books for Boys 2

More Books for Boys

Derek Landy

“Full of black humour, super powers, mysteries, murder and mayhem.”

Skulduggery Pleasant is amazing. As soon as I read the first page I wanted to read the next book.  The comedy fits in all the right places and adds to the fun and dangerous adventure.

With loads of magical and fist pounding mayhem this story will smack you right in the face as a marvellous book.

A few people had read the book before me and recommended it and if they hadn’t I would have missed out on an amazing adventure.

I have just recently finished the book and have moved on to Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing with Fire.

Also a third book has been published called Skulduggery Pleasant: The Faceless Ones.

 By Lewis S. (video clip)


Louis Sachar

In Holes Stanley Yelnats is sent to Camp Green Lake after being wrongly convicted of stealing a pair of trainers. At Camp Green Lake each boy must dig a hole five feet deep and five feet wide every day ‘to build character’.  Stanley always seems to be in ‘the wrong place at the wrong time’ but he is given the chance to put right an old wrong and break the curse that has brought bad luck to his family for generations.

Small Steps continues the story of Armpit, one of the characters from Holes. He has plans for the future – a series of small steps. One of those steps is to rid himself of the nickname, Armpit.

How could you resist checking out a book with the title: There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom?


Frank Cottrell Boyce

Millions: Brothers, Damian and Anthony, are unwittingly caught up in a train robbery during Britain’s countdown to join the Euro. Suddenly finding themselves with a vast amount of cash, the boys have just one glorious, appalling dilemma – how to spend it in the few days before it becomes worthless. Torn between the vices of buying a million pizzas and the virtues of ending world poverty, the boys soon discover that being rich is a mug’s game. For not only is the clock ticking – the bungling bank robbers are closing in.

Framed: Dylan is the only boy living in the tiny Welsh town of Manod. His parents run the Snowdonia Oasis Auto Marvel garage – and when he’s not trying to persuade his sisters to play football, Dylan is in charge of the petrol log. That means he gets to keep track of everyone coming in and out of Manod – what car they drive, what they’re called, even their favourite flavour of crisps. But when a mysterious convoy of lorries trundles up the misty mountainside towards an old, disused mine, even Dylan is confounded. Who are these people – and what have they got to hide? This story is inspired by a press cutting describing how, during WWII, the treasured contents of London’s National Gallery were stored in Welsh slate mines. Once a month, a morale-boosting masterpiece would be unveiled in the village and then returned to London for viewing.

Cosmic: Liam is too big for his boots and his football strip and his school blazer but being super-sized height-wise has its advantages: he’s the only eleven-year-old to ever ride the G-force defying Cosmic rollercoaster – or be offered the chance to drive a Porsche. Long-legged Liam makes a giant leap for boy-kind by competing with a group of adults for the chance to go into space. Is Liam the best boy for the job? Sometimes being big isn’t all about being a grown-up.


 Christopher Paolini

Eragon  – Book 1 of the Inheritance Cycle

From the Back Cover:

One boy…One dragon…A world of adventure.

When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy almost as old as the Empire itself.
Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic, and power. Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands.

A fantasy story full of dragons and magic and sword fights.

The story continues in Eldest and Brisingr.


James Patterson

The Maximum Ride – series

WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE Do not put this book down. I’m dead serious – your life could depend on it. I’m risking everything by telling you – but you need to know.

STRAP YOURSELF IN for the thrill ride you’ll want to take again and again! From Death Valley, California, to the bowels of the New York City subway system, you’re about to take off on a heart-stopping adventure that will blow you away…

YOUR FAITHFUL COMPANIONS:  Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, the Gasman and Angel. Six kids who are pretty normal in most ways – except that they’re 98% human, 2% bird. They grew up in a lab, living like rats in cages, but now they’re free. Aside, of course, from the fact that they’re prime prey for Erasers – wicked wolf-like creatures with a taste for flying humans.

THE MISSIONS: Rescue Angel from malicious mutants. Infiltrate a secret facility to track down the flock’s missing parents. Scavenge for sustenance. Get revenge on an evil traitor. And save the world. If there’s time.


Malcolm Rose

Read about 16 year old Luke Harding, Forensic Investigator in the Traces series by Malcolm Rose.


 Joseph Delaney

This is a terrifying series about a young boy training to be an exorcist. Thomas Ward is the seventh son of a seventh son and has been apprenticed to the local Spook. The job is hard, the Spook is distant and many apprentices have failed before Thomas. Somehow Thomas must learn how to exorcise ghosts, contain witches and bind boggarts. But when he is tricked into freeing Mother Malkin, the most evil witch in the County, the horror begins.



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