Archive for the ‘Guy Books’ Category

Ship Breaker

September 26, 2011 5:08 pm
posted by smatush

 

Title: Ship Breaker

Author: Paulo Bacigalupi

Summary: In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.   

Who will like it: Readers who like knowing more about the gritty, hard facts of life, and readers that believe in doing what’s right even if it’s hard.

If you like this, try these: Crank, Black Juice, King of the Screwups, Pathfinder

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

August 31, 2011 3:26 pm
posted by smatush

Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Author: Rick Riordan

Summary: After learning that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea, Percy Jackson is transferred from boarding school to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods, and becomes involved in a quest to prevent a war between the gods.

Who will like it: Anyone who likes their books with a large dose of adventure, and anyone who always thought Greek mythology was interesting but too complicated to actually read.

If you like this, try these: Cronus Chronicles, Young Heroes Series, Princesses of Myth Series, Dusssie

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian