Sometime back in February there was a twitter post on my feed that lead to YouTube and this video in particular where author Andrew Smith discusses books for boys, about boys, by boys. I watched the entire thing and even watched a few of the response videos and then I sat down and wrote an email to Mr. Smith. All I wanted to do was thank him for expressing and honest opinion about the apparent lack of strong books for teenage boys and for the book suggestions he made in the video. I have two teenage boys. My eldest will be fifteen in a few months and is impossible to buy books for.
I told him he'd best hurry up and read it too, because Grandma has already picked it up and started reading it. She made it to chapter three before Sean caught her and informed her that she needed to wait her turn.
So, two of us are waiting for Sean to finish so we can fight over the scraps, and you'll all get to read for yourselves what the kid thinks about the book when he finishes reading it.