Humanities › Literature The 10 Best Books to Buy for Teen Boys in 2021 Young Adult Books With Guy Appeal Share Flipboard Email Print Literature Children's Books Young Adult Books Children's Book Reviews Top Picks Authors & Illustrators Best Sellers Classic Literature Plays & Drama Poetry Quotations Shakespeare Short Stories By ThoughtCo Editors We’re a team of experienced writers and editors who obsessively scour the retail landscape (both online and off) to find the best products for your life. our editorial process ThoughtCo Editors Updated July 21, 2020 Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. Getting teen boys interested in books can be a challenge for parents. Fortunately, many young adult authors are now writing teen books that rank high in guy appeal. Here is a list of some of the most popular young adult books for teen boys. For popular books for teen boys, read on. 01 of 10 Gone by Michael Grant Buy on Amazon Everyone over fifteen is disappearing in Sam’s town and the ones left behind are turning to him for help. In this story, teens must unite and find a way to rule themselves while preparing to battle supernatural elements. Teens will enjoy this story of reluctant heroes, rivalry, and revenge. Recommended for ages 14-18. 02 of 10 Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld Buy on Amazon Award-winning author Westerfeld creates an alternate reality of World War I in this biology versus technology tale. Two teens that are supposed to be enemies, a girl disguised as a British airman, and a prince on the run, cross paths and find themselves sailing on the airship Leviathan. The black and white illustrations by Keith Thompson help readers visualize the alternate world. Recommended for ages 12-14. 03 of 10 The Enemy by Charlie Higson Buy on Amazon Buckingham Palace becomes a refuge for kids fleeing zombie infested London. In yet another fast-paced futuristic thriller, readers are caught up in the action and intensity of teens trying to survive as a horrible disease sweeps across England. Author Higson, a well-known British actor and comedienne, is also the writer of the highly successful Young Bond series. Recommended for ages 14-18. 04 of 10 The Ruins of Gorlan (The Ranger’s Apprentice, Book One) by John Flanagan Buy on Amazon Legions of readers are following the adventures of 15-year-old Will who battles fantastical beasts and evil warlords trying to take over the kingdom. Author Flanagan continues to entertain his fans with this long running series of the adventures of a shy boy who becomes a hero. Recommended for ages 12-14. 05 of 10 Malice by Chris Wooding Courtesy of Amazon Buy on Amazon The line between reality and fiction is blurred in this unique story by master storyteller Wooding. Written as a combination of graphic novel and traditional print, readers can follow Seth and Kady into a comic book world ruled by the sinister, Tall Jake. The big question for readers is: once you go into the comic book, can you ever come out? Recommended for ages 12-18. 06 of 10 Pluto by Naoiki Urasawra Buy on Amazon Well-known manga artist Naoiki Urasawra has created a dark retelling of the popular comic “AstroBoy-The Greatest Robot on Earth” originally written by Osmau Tezuka. In this science fiction story about man and machine, Detective Gesicht must solve several robot murders. The American Library Association ranked Pluto as one of the top ten teen graphic novels for 2010. Recommended for ages 14-18. 07 of 10 Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick Buy on Amazon “Even the dead tell stories.” In the tradition of Jack London and Gary Paulsen is a new book by Marcus Sedgwick set amidst the gold and greed of the Alaskan gold rush. Sig is alone and isolated in the Arctic with his father’s frozen corpse when a stranger comes to the cabin demanding his share of some stolen gold; Sig’s only protection is a revolver. Written in short chapters and wrapping up in 203 pages, Revolver has just the right elements to satisfy a teen reader. Recommended for ages 12-18. 08 of 10 Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi Buy on Amazon This novel portrays a futuristic world destroyed by global warming. Nailer, a 17-year-old ship breaker, must scavenge among ancient oil tankers looking for copper and other treasures to sell. Author Paolo Bacigalupi has created an award-winning novel that invites teens to explore environmental issues and to think about how their choices today can affect future generations. 09 of 10 I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore Buy on Amazon Action and adventure are non-stop in this science fiction novel. Nine teens from the planet Lorien come to Earth to train and develop their powers in order to take back their planet from the destructive Morgadorians. Teens who want a quick read that’s exciting and easy to follow will enjoy reading this first book in what is sure to be a popular series. 10 of 10 The Maze Runner by James Dashner Buy on Amazon If your teen liked The Hunger Games, then he’s bound to like The Maze Runner by James Dashner. In this sci-fi thriller, a group of teen boys who don’t remember their past are locked together in a maze with nightmarish creatures. Hope is nearly lost until the arrival of a comatose girl bearing an alarming message. Will the teens escape the maze? Dashner keeps readers running until the last page. Recommended for ages 14-18.