Book Review Teenage Fiction

Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different – Ben Brooks £14.99
Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different offers a welcome alternative narrative. From Salvador Dali to Barack Obama, welcome to an extraordinary compilation of 100 stories of famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present day. The must-have book for all boys who worry about stuff and all parents who worry about their boys.

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli £6.99
Meet Simon: cynical, funny, insecure, full of obsessions, hopes and dreams like every other 17-year-old. But Simon also has a big, glowing secret, and that secret is going to get out if class clown Martin doesn’t get what he wants. Big-hearted and brimming with authenticity, Becky Albertalli takes us on a path toward coming out as gay and creates a story filled with humour and very real drama.

Scythe – Arc of a Scythe – Neal Shusterman £6.49
In a world where disease, war and crime have been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (“gleaned”) by professional scythes. Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythes’ apprentices, and despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation, they must learn the art of killing and understand the necessity of what they do.

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