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Boys love adventure. They love danger and fighting.
Swords. Guns. Knives. Bow and Arrows. If the book has those things in it, boys usually seem to be less hesitant to pick up the item and soon find themselves drawn to the book. Have you noticed that?
Modern-day books seem to know this desire and love of heart-pounding adventure boys have. If you ask me, I think the men of today are the same as the men of the past. I believe it is because God made men to have that sense of chivalry. They need to fight for what is theirs. They want to stand up to the bad guys to protect those who have become victims to the evil.
Let me tell you something…classic books still have those types of jaw-dropping, thriller moments! Think about it. There were men and boys back in the day, too, of course there will still be adventure scenes in books.
Classic Books for Teen Boys:
- Treasure Island – Treasure, pirates, and fighting along the way. What more can a guy ask for?
- Where the Red Fern Grows
- Black Stallion
- The Yearling – A story of growing up to be a man.
- Robinson Crusoe – My brother and I listened to this on audio years ago. I enjoyed it. I do think it might have been a might hard to comprehend when I was younger, but I still enjoyed the survival practices of Crusoe and his man, Friday. Great, adventure filled book for teen guys.
- Swiss Family Robinson – Shipwrecked on a trip, the Robinson family soon comes to live and survive off of the tiny remote island they now call home, but what happens when murderous pirates trespass on their island?
- The Three Musketeers – We all know the famous “All for one, one for all!” quote. Live the adventure with the lively and glory-seeking d’Artagnan and the three musketeers Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. With a plot that delivers stolen diamonds, masked balls, purloined letters, and, of course, great bouts of swordplay, your teen sons will be entertained.
- 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – Take a trip under the sea and explore alongside the mysterious Captain Nemo in the century-changing submarine, and join in on some of the amazing undersea adventures.
There are a ton more options out there…old AND new! I’ve read some really awesome books that I’m sure teen boys would be in love with, such as The Boy Colonel and Brother’s at Arms. These books were great, they have a sense of classic literature, but was just released late last year!
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