What are the best must-read books for tween boys?

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    #1Holes

    Holes

    Holes by Louis Sachar is an adventure fiction novel published in 1998. This book follows the story of a young boy named Stanley Yelnats who was sent to a detention center for redemption and something more.

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    Ai Feng
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Holes is a great children's book in the genre of mystery and detectives. Young boys will enjoy reading this book a lot while putting themselves as the characters of the book. I am not sure what the topic meant though by saying tween boys."
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    #2The Hobbit

    The Hobbit

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable life, but his contentment is disturbed when Gandalf and a group of dwarves arrive on his doorstep.

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    Amanda Robertson
    Written on May 2, 2018
    ""Tween" is defined as a boy between the ages of 9 and 14. "The Hobbit", as originally written, may be too complex and hard to read for a child of that age. Although it is a fantasy about a miniature species who lives in the forest and has adventures, it was actually written for adults...or at least for young adults. "Tween boys" may get more out of this novel by watching a movie or having the book read to them. "
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    #3The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    One of Mark Twain's most beloved and respected novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer presents a tale of two young boys, their antics and adventures in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, Missouri.

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    Mildred Bell
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "This is a great classic read. The author is iconic. I read it when I was younger and wanted to read it again. I was not disappointed."
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    #4James and the Giant Peach

    James and the Giant Peach
    One of Roald Dahl's earliest works, James and the Giant Peach is a classic children's book first published in 1961. It tells the story of James Henry Trotter, who goes on an adventure inside a peach that is as big as a house.
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    Liu Ma
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "James and the Giant Peach is a classic written in 1961, it's been adopted into a movie and have read by many. The writing is really good and there are many fun characters as well as a adventure that can be followed by the reader. The story is one of a kind and the characters are in side a peach house."
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    #5The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first book in the series Chronicles of Narnia. The story revolves around the journey of four siblings to Narnia where they fight with an evil witch.  

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    Ling Sun
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Now this is a great book for all ages. I especially think that young boys would love it. The story is full of action and adventure; but more than that it has a great character building story. It teaches the importance of family, sacrifice and forgiveness! And the hero is a huge roaring lion! "
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    #6The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games is the first novel of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins which centers on Katniss Everdeen who volunteers as tribute to replace her younger sister in a game televised and ruled by a dictatorial government.

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    #7The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a classic American novel by Mark Twain. Published in 1884, it tells the story of a naughty boy settled in the Mississippi Valley. Full of humor it's also considered a deep and complex work.
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    Annie Xu
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Huckleberry Finn is a character that any boy could learn to love. This classic has everything from comedy to adventure, and everything in between. Perfect for young boys!"
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    #8The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia)

    The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia)

    The Magician's Nephew is a classic fantasy-adventure fiction novel for young adults and children written by C.S. Lewis. This is the 6th book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. This was originally published in 1955.

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    Amy Turner
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "The Magician's Nephew is a fantastic book. You really can't go wrong with CS Lewis, an engaging read for tween boys, but also works very well with girls too."
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    #9The Chronicles of Narnia

    The Chronicles of Narnia

    This set contains all seven tales of C. S. Lewis' classic The Chronicles of Narnia. The series brings you to Narnia, the magical world filled with talking animals and powerful beasts that is connected to the real world through an unlikely portal.

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    Kimberly Stevens
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Considered one of the best must-read books for tween boys, The Chronicles on Narnia takes one to imaginative places in a magical world of fiction. Having read this to my daughters, it is also a very good read for boys. The illustrations are great as it lets the children's imaginations run wild. The book focuses on good and evil as well as happy endings."
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    #10The Giver

    The Giver

    The Giver is a book by Lois Lowry that tells the story of Jonas, a boy who lives in a very structured society where everyone has a role. He will soon discover what his role is meant to be, and it will change his life.

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    Tammy Daniels
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "The giver is a good but strange novel, which was also made into a movie a few years ago. This is a sort of coming of age story that follows this young boy Jonas as he matures and realizes his part in the world."
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    #11The BFG

    The BFG

    The BFG, or the Big Friendly Giant, is Roald Dahl's 1982 classic about a young girl named Sophie and a gentle giant. One evening, the BFG picked Sophie up from her orphanage, and the unlikely friends had the most colorful experiences together. 

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    Juan Hayes
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "Get this book! everything by Dahl is absolutely fantastic for kids. Not sickly sweet always happy stuff, but the gritty down to earth stuff that they really like. "
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    #12The Mysterious Benedict Society

    The Mysterious Benedict Society
    The Mysterious Benedict Society is Mystery, Fantasy, Adventure and Young Adult Fiction novel by Trenton Lee Stewart, illustrated by Carson Ellis. It was published March 7, 2007 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
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    Kathy McDonald
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is an excellent book for tween boys. It's easy to read and it draws you in so I think even the most reluctant reader will like it. It's definitely geared to tweens, but I bought this book for my son and since he liked it so much I decided to read it myself and it was pretty good. It's got a lot of adventure and mystery but also kind of throws in some lessons. Kind of reminds me of the Harry Potter series in a way."
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    #13Indian in the Cupboard

    Indian in the Cupboard

    Indian in the Cupboard is a juvenile fantasy graphic novel originally published in 1980. This book was written by Lynne Reid Banks and it was illustrated by artists Brock Cole and Robin Jacques. It has a film adaptation released in 1995.

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    Doris Hansen
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Pretty good for a children's book. Not the worst kind of thing to read as an adult, but it's bland. My children liked it, too, but it wasn't the best stuff they've ever read."
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    #14Redwall

    Redwall

    Inside Redwall Abbey, mice live peacefully with any stranger coming to see their place. But a terrible army of rats is planning to attack them, so Matthias, a little but brave mouse, is ready to defend his home at any cost. 

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    Virginia Coleman
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Such an action packed book. I think it's a book that will get any tween boy interested in books even if he wasn't before."
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    #15Frindle

    Frindle
    Frindle is a realistic fiction book for middle-grade children written by Andrew Clements, published on February 1, 1998 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. It follows the story of the intuitive Nick Allen.
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    Lawrence Diaz
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "This is a great book for Tweens. It was even recommend for them. Highly good read."
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    #16Catching Fire (The Hunger Games)

    Catching Fire (The Hunger Games)
    There is civil unrest in the districts, and the Capitol is getting tired of quelling these disturbances. In Catching Fire, the Capitol sends a chilling message to the districts to remind them of who is really in charge.
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    Lisa Ortega
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This book is an important contribution to the conversation for readers of any age, especially for teens. Highly recommend."
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    #17Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second book in the Harry Potter Series. Harry is on his second year at Hogwarts and more exciting but dangerous things are yet to come. 

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    Ruth Carter
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I think most tween boys have already found the Harry Potter series but if you know someone who has not, or who has only read the first book, you should get them Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. This book is a great story about Harry's exciting second year at Hogwarts. "
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    #18Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is the first book in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. It welcomed the readers to Harry's magical world and his discovery of his true self where adventure and danger await him as he entered Hogwarts. 

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    Hemant Rathore
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I personally have not read all the harry potter books but everyone i know has, I myself prefer a book series by the Author Ursala Le Guin. However those books are written in a much more complex manner where as harry potter not only allows your imagination to fly, it also encapsulates the reader in a life like story "
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    #19A Newborn Business: Esports

    A Newborn Business: Esports

    A Newborn Business: Esports is a non-fiction book written by Zoltan Andrejkovics wherein he talks about the different aspects of the professional gaming industry from past, present, and future. 

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    Simon Tail
    Written on January 23, 2019
    "A great introduction to the world of gaming and esports."
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    #20Ask Me No Questions

    Ask Me No Questions
    Ask Me No Questions is a book by Marina Budhos that tells the story of Nadira. She and her family are illegal immigrants from Canada. They are hiding from the police but after the 9/11 attack, their lives are at stake.
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    Ishan Shah
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "I got this book for my young son to do some reading over the summer and surprisingly he said he's been enjoying it. Its allowed him to see through the eyes of someone who is in a strange place that's being treated like a stranger. I think he's about halfway through it, which is impressive overall since my son never reads."
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    #21Higuitta

    Higuitta

    Higvitta is a book by N.S Madhavan is a compilation of poems that will inspire anybody who is struggling physically, mentally or spiritually. It inspired alot of readers and it offers spiritual peace. 

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    Donna Wood
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "if you can get your son to read, try out this book. i think most tween boys will be able to relate to this coming of age story. it's an easy read and i bet he'll identify with the lead character in some way."
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    #22Fatal Dose

    Fatal Dose

    Fatal Dose is a mystery-thriller fiction written by Russell Atkinson. Originally published in 2013, it is the third book in the Cliff Knowles series.

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    Douglas Howard
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I can call Fatal Dose a decent thriller book and it cannot be considered as a must read book for any type of readers. The story is interesting but it is weakly developed and you will get lost in it. If you are a thriller book fan, you can take a look at it but otherwise there are many great books out there instead of this one."

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Best What are the best must-read books for tween boys
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1HolesBooks 56 Paid
2The HobbitBooks 50 Paid
3The Adventures of Tom SawyerBooks 47 Paid
4James and the Giant PeachBooks 41 Paid
5The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)Books 38 Paid
6The Hunger GamesBooks 36 Paid
7The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnBooks 35 Free
8The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia)Books 25 Paid
9The Chronicles of NarniaBooks 22 Paid
10The GiverBooks 21 Paid
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