Many books and authors do, of course, appear in more than one category.
Boys like books that are in a series: Darren Shan, Artemis Fowl, Alex Rider,
Spiderwick, Young Bond, Chaos Walking, His Dark Materials, Series of Unfortunate
Events, Mortal Engines, Edge Chronicles, Narnia, Lord of the Rings, Cherubs, The
Enemy, Henderson Boys, Conspiracy 365, Chronicles of Darkness, Darkest Age.
Boys like books that have an edge to them: Hunger Games, Martyn Pig, The
Crew, Conspiracy 365, I am Number Four, Road of the Dead and works by authors
like Benjamin Zephaniah, Anthony Horowitz, Malorie Blackman, Bali Rai, Derek
Landy, Andrew Lane, Chris Priestley and James Patterson.
Boys like books that are about powerful ideas: Such as Bloodtide, Abomination,
Tunnels, War Horse, Da Vinci Code and works by authors such as Michael Grant,
Keith Gray, Alan Gibbons, David Almond, Kevin Brooks, Ally Kennan, Melvin Burgess,
Mark Walden, M.G. Harris and Philip Pullman.
Boys like books that draw on myth, legend and fantasy: Percy Jackson, Spooks
Stories, Beowulf, Arthurian Legends and Norse Sagas and works by authors such as
Alan Garner, Susan Cooper, Philip Reeve, Christopher Paolini, Jonathan Stroud,
Patrick Ness, Brian Jacques, Cressida Cowell, A.J. Lake, Kate O’Hearn, Derek
Landy, Angie Sage, C.S. Lewis and Peter Dickinson.
Boys like books that appeal to their sense of mischief: The Wimpy Kid, Horrid
Henry, Jiggy McCue, Norm, Tom Gates, and by writers such as Roald Dahl, Terry
Pratchett, Roddy Doyle, Morris Gleitzman, Jeremy Strong, Ian Ogilvy, Philip Ridley,
Paul Jennings, Neil Gaiman, Dav Pilkey and Louis Sachar.
Boys like books that are funny: Wimpy Kid stories, Donut Diaries, The Discworld
series, Jiggy McCue, Captain Underpants, Adrian Mole, Joey Pigza stories, Just
William, Jennings and books by writers such as Douglas Adams, Philip Ardagh, Andy
Mulligan, Francesca Simon, Ricky Gervais, Jonathan Meres, Tommy Donbavand, Paul
Jennings, Malachy Doyle, David Walliams and Pete Johnson.
Boys like books that are plot driven: Harry Potter, Holes, Maximum Ride, and
books by writers such as Theresa Breslin, Patrick Ness, Pittacus Lore, Cornelia
Funke, Charlie Higson, Robert Swindells, Robert Muchamore, Chris Ryan, Darren
Shan, Simon Scarrow and Garth Nix.
Boys like books that feature sports, especially Football: Stories by writers like
Tom Palmer, Dan Freedman, Michael Hardcastle, Bali Rai, Theo Walcott, Rob Childs,
Alan Durant, Alan Gibbons, Mal Peet, Martin Waddell, James Riordan, Michael
Coleman, David Orme, Tim Bowler and Hugh and Chris Lawrie.
GCC LRC 2013
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