If you like Exit Here by Jason Myers
If you enjoy books about guys in tough situations, here are some other titles you may like:
Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen.
After his anger erupts into violence, Cole, in order to avoid going to
prison, agrees to participate in a sentencing alternative based on the
native American Circle Justice, and he is sent to a remote Alaskan
Island where an encounter with a huge Spirit Bear changes his life.
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers.
Seventeen-year-old Richie Perry, just out of his Harlem high school,
enlists in the Army in the summer of 1967 and spends a devastating year
on active duty in Vietnam.
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.
Hinton depicts the struggle of three brothers to stay together after
their parent's death and their quest for identity among the conflicting
values of their peers.
Feed by M.T. Anderson..
In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads, a
boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.
Candy by Kevin Brooks.
When Joe meets Candy, it seems like a regular boy-meets-girl scenario.
But then Joe is drawn into Candy's world --- a world of drugs, violence,
and desperation. As the dark truth about Candy's life emerges, Joe finds
himself facing real danger at every twist and turn. Soon Joe's
conflicting emotions begin to mirror Candy's, and he understands that
falling in love just might be worth the struggle.