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Picks for Guys

Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow: After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a terrorist attack on San Francisco seventeen-year-old Marcus, released into what is now a police state, decides to use his computer hacking expertise to set things right.

King of the Screwups, by K.L. Going: After getting in trouble again, Liam, a high school senior who never lives up to his wealthy father's expectations, is sent to live in a trailer park with his gay, glam-rock uncle.

Samurai Shortstop, by Alan Gratz: While obtaining a Western education at a prestigious Japanese boarding school in 1890, sixteen-year-old Toyo also receives traditional samurai training which has profound effects on both his baseball game and his relationship with his father.

Everybody Sees the Ants, by A.S. King: Overburdened by his parents' bickering and a bully's attacks, fifteen-year-old Lucky Linderman begins dreaming of being with his grandfather, who went missing during the Vietnam War, but during a visit to Arizona, his aunt and uncle and their beautiful neighbor, Ginny, help him find a new perspective.

Personal Effects, by E.M. Kokie: Matt has been sleepwalking through life while seeking answers about his brother T.J.'s death in Iraq, but after discovering that he may not have known his brother as he thought he did, Matt is able to stand up to his father, honor T.J.'s memory, and take charge of his own life.

Born to Rock, by Gordon Korman: High school senior Leo Caraway, a conservative Republican, learns that his biological father is a punk rock legend.

I Hunt Killers, by Barry Lyga: Seventeen-year-old Jazz learned about being a serial killer from his notorious "Dear Old Dad," but believes he has a conscience that helps fight his own urges and right his father's wrongs, so he secretly helps the police find the town's newest murderer, "The Impressionist.”

Flash Burnout, L.K. Madigan: In a shutter release millisecond, Blake's world turns upside down. The nameless woman with the snake tattoo isn’t another assignment it’s his friend Marissa’s missing mom.

Ripper, by Stefan Petrucha: Adopted by Pinkerton Agency Detective Hawking in 1895 New York, 14 year-old Carver Young hopes to find his birth father, but when he becomes involved in the pursuit of notorious killer Jack the Ripper, Carver discovers that finding the truth can be worse than ignorance.

Henry Franks, by Peter Adam Salomon: While a serial killer stalks his small Georgia town, sixteen-year-old Henry tries to find the truth about the terrible accident that robbed him of his mother and his memories, aided by his friend Justine but not by his distant father.

 Borderline, by Allan Stratton: Despite the strained relationship between them, teenaged Sami Sabiri risks his life to uncover the truth when his father is implicated in a terrorist plot.

 The Final Four, by Paul Volponi: Four players at the Final Four of the NCAA basketball tournament struggle with the pressures of tournament play and the expectations of society at large.