Guys Reads

Okay, so it’s been my experience that sometimes, YA books can be more geared towards girls than they are towards guys. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some great YA books for guys, too (or that girls can’t enjoy guy-geared reads as well!)

Here are a few recent additions to the WCL collection that can be great reads for guys.

The Infects – Sean Beaudoin

About the book – From inside jacket cover:

Zombrule #4 0 Survival is for the ruthless. Everyone else is a hippie poet.

Stuck in the wilderness with a bunch of other juvenile delinquents on an “Inward Trek,” it doesn’t seem that things could get worse for seventeen-year-old Nick “Nero” Sole.

But they do. Overnight, Nero’s counsellors turn into flesh-eating manieacs and start chowing down on his fellow miscreants—like a monster movie come to life. As in any classic monster flick worth its salted popcorn, colossal carnage sends survivors rabbiting into the woods while the mindless horde of “infects” shambles, moans, and drools behind. These kids have seen the movies; they know the rules.

Unfortunately, knowing the rules isn’t going to be enough.

Everybody Sees the Ants – A.S. King

About the book – From inside jacket cover:

Lucky Linderman didn’t ask for his life. He didn’t ask his grandfather not to come home from the Vietnam War. He didn’t ask for a father who never got over it. He didn’t ask for a mother who keeps pretending their dysfunctional family is fine. And he didn’t ask to be the target of Nader McMillan’s relentless bullying, which has finally hone too far.

But Lucky has a secret—one that helps him wade through the daily mundane torture of his life. In his dreams, Lucky escapes to the war-ridden jungles of Lao—the prison his grandfather couldnm’t escape—where Lucky can be a real man, an adventurer, and a hero. It’s dangerous and wild, and it’s a place where his life just might be worth living. But how long can Lucky keep hiding in his dreams before reality forces its way inside?

After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia – Edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

About the book – From inside jacket cover:

If the meltdown, plague, meteor, World War III, new ice age, or something else entirely hit today, what would tomorrow, or next year, or next decade look like?

Nineteen best-selling and award-winning authors imagine these scenarios and many others to tell us what happens after the world as we know it comes to an end.


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