Candace Schmidt

If you like novels in verse

Here are some suggestions of novels in verse that I think will appeal to a teenage boy.


Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes.
While studying the Harlem Renaissance, students at a Bronx high school read aloud poem they've written, revealing their innermost thoughts and fears to their classmates.


Comfort by Carolee Dean.
Kenny fantasizes about escape from his small hometown of Comfort, Texas, following his father's release from prison.

If you like Chinese Handcuffs by Chris Crutcher

Just in case you
are not already familiar with Chris Crutcher's other titles, here are just a
few:


Ironman.
While training for a triathlon, seventeen-year-old Bo attends
an anger management group at school which leads him to examine his
relationship with his father.

 

Stotan!
A high school coach invites members of his swimming team to a
memorable week of rigorous training that tests their moral fiber as well as their physical stamina.

 

If you like books about nature

If you like books about nature, here are a few of my favorites: