I’m going booktalking next month to four 8th grade classes and I just realized that I can’t think of many contemporary realistic fiction titles for guys this age that I can booktalk. Maybe No More Dead Dogs and I’m debating whether or not to take Black and White, but that’s about it. All the other guy fiction I’m planning on taking is fantasy or contemporary-but-not-particularly-realistic (like Stormbreaker).
The reading levels of the students range from 3rd to 12th grade (!), and from what I understand, the teachers prefer newer books. So, any suggestions?