Posted on YALSABK Updated 7/23/12

12 Things to Do Before You Crash and Burn by James ProimosThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman AlexieAn Abundance of Katherines by John GreenAlabama Moon & Dirt Road Home by Watt KeyAstonishing Adventures of FanBoy and Goth Girl by Barry LygaThe Big Crunch by Pete HautmanBlank Confession by Pete HautmanBrain Jack by Brian Falkner (a bit sci-fi, but in the same mode as Little Brother, which I'd also rec)Breathing Underwater by Alex FlinnBurger Wuss by M.T. AndersonCardturner by Louis SacharCarter Finally Gets It by Brent CrawfordThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark HaddonDeadline by Chris CrutcherThe Disenchantments by Nina LaCour (too bad about the girly cover)Don't Call Me Ishmael by Michael Gerard BauerThe downside of being Charlie by Jenny Torres SanchezEverybody Sees the Ants by A. S. KingThe Fault in our Stars by John GreenFighting Ruben Wolf by Markus ZusakFood, Girls, & Other Things I Can't Have (as well as other books) by Allen ZadoffFunny How Things Change by Melissa WyattGentelmen by Michael Northrop (guys also seem to like Trapped, which I found disappointing)Happyface & Winter Town by Stephen EmondHead Case by Sarah AronsonHeavy Metal and You by Christopher KrovatinHow to Get Suspended and Influence People by Adam SelzerI am the Messenger by Markus ZusakI'll Be There by Holly Goldberg SloanJASPER JONES by craig silveyKing Dork by Frank PortmanLooking for Alaska by John GreenMarcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. StorkMe, Earl, and the Dying Girl by Jesse AndrewsMonster by Walter Dean MyersNick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David LevithanPeak by Roland SmithThe Piper's Son by Melina MarchettaRecovery Road by Blake NelsonRight Behind You by Gail GilesRotters by Daniel Kraus (it seems like a zombie book, but it's not)Seth Baumgartner's Love Manifesto by Eric LuperSleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David LubarSomething Like Normal by Trish DollerSon of the Mob by Gordon KormanSplit by Swati AvasthiSprout by Dale PeckStick by Andrew SmithStupid Fast and Nothing Special (a duology) by Geoff HerbachSwim the Fly and Beat the Band by Don CalameTwo Parties, One Tux and a Very Short Film About the Grapes of Wrath by Steven GoldmanTyrell and others by Coe BoothWAITING TO FORGET by Sheila Kelly WelchWhere She Went (guy's take on a devastating breakup) by Gayle FormanWhere Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley (is mostly realistic)Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John GreenWith or Without You by Brian FarreyYummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty (graphic novel) by G. Neri
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Barry LygaChris Crutcher (pretty much everything he writes)Gary SotoGordon KormanJohn GreenJordan SonnenblickMatt de la PenaTerry Trueman
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