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What are some good adventure novels for teen boys?

flaca BN-0 2012/06/04 22:20:00
My son hardly ever reads. I think I need to hunt down the kind of books he would enjoy. He's a born engineer: always watching that TV channel "how things work" and he seems also at least interested in adventure/explorer stuff. Has anyone read a book a teen would enjoy on Shackleton's work in the North Pole? Thanks for some tips if you have some. luv flaca XX
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  • beach bum 2012/06/07 12:42:48
    beach bum
    hardy boys
  • Jim 2012/06/04 22:39:21
    Jim
    +1
    I cannot answer your question I'm afraid but just wanted to say that I find it heartening that he loves the 'how things work' programmes on TV. It reminds me of me when I was a teen!
  • flaca BN-0 Jim 2012/06/04 22:44:24
    flaca BN-0
    +1
    yep he never watches movies and if it's TV it's only baseball, basketball and the how it works and science channel. I guess I can't complain. But his vocab is lacking because he just won't READ..........aaargh!
  • Jim flaca BN-0 2012/06/05 12:11:16
    Jim
    Many people will want to shoot me down in flames for saying this but I'll say it anyway. I don't believe that reading necessarily helps with vocabulary. I have never read and I consider my own vocabulary to be excellent. I know that sounds very immodest but it is true. Conversely, my own 16 year old daughter is an avid reader and her vocabulary is shockingly limited in my opinion.
  • ♒ßεllεchεvεllε®♒ 2012/06/04 22:26:20
    ♒ßεllεchεvεllε®♒
    +1
    I dunno. My natural born engineer son read the heck out of Captain Underpants until he was about 15. He loved raunchy graphic novels. Bothered me at first, then I realized, "hey, he's reading!". lol
  • flaca BN-0 ♒ßεllεc... 2012/06/04 22:34:40
    flaca BN-0
    +1
    exactly. Playboy at least has some thoughtful articles in it LOL
  • ♒ßεllεc... flaca BN-0 2012/06/04 22:37:14
    ♒ßεllεchεvεllε®♒
    +1
    Josh really loves building, deconstructing/reconstructing, drawing...basically anything mathematical, but *hates* to read recreational. Comic books were better than nothing. Heh.
  • flaca BN-0 ♒ßεllεc... 2012/06/04 22:45:26
    flaca BN-0
    +1
    Josh sounds just like mine. Can strip a bike down and rebuild it without anyone ever showing him how and usually only two pieces left over LOL
  • ♒ßεllεc... flaca BN-0 2012/06/04 22:46:45
    ♒ßεllεchεvεllε®♒
    +1
    Josh really enjoyed "Life of Pi". Maybe your little (or not so little) guy will, too.
  • flaca BN-0 ♒ßεllεc... 2012/06/04 22:47:40
    flaca BN-0
    +1
    good idea. I'll look it up. thanks Bellechevelle
  • ♒ßεllεc... flaca BN-0 2012/06/04 22:52:46
    ♒ßεllεchεvεllε®♒
    +1
    you're welcome flaca. good luck! :)
  • ETpro 2012/06/04 22:25:56
    ETpro
    +1
    I loved Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London.
  • flaca BN-0 ETpro 2012/06/04 22:35:16
    flaca BN-0
    thanks ETPro. I think he's read the first one (enforced by school) but I need to check on White Fang. Good idea.

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