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Boys 12 Feeling glum, bored, braindead, and lazy? Do you need motivation, meaning and a message to make the most of the wonder that is life? Read on, get inspired....



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Skellig
Skellig

by David Almond (1998)

First book in the Skellig series


The happiest refugee
The happiest refugee

by Anh Do (2010)

 


Out of my
              mind
Out of my mind

by Sharon M. Draper (2010)

 


The snow goose
The snow goose

by Paul Gallico (1940)

 


Joey Pigza swallowed the key
Joey Pigza swallowed the key

by Jack Gantos (1998)

First book in the Joey Pigza series


Two weeks
              with the queen
Two weeks with the queen

by Morris Gleitzman (1989)

 


The silver
              donkey
The silver donkey

by Sonya Hartnett (2004)

 


Ugly
Ugly

by Robert Hoge (2015)

 


I am David
I am David

by Anne Holm (1963)

 


See you at Harry's
See you at Harry's

by Jo Knowles (2012)

 


The book of everything
The book of everything

by Guus Kuijer (2004)

 


Sky hawk
Sky hawk

by Gill Lewis (2011)

 


Shadow
Shadow

by
Michael Morpurgo (2010)

 


Trash
Trash

by Andy
Mulligan (2010)

 


Wonder
Wonder

by R.J. Palacio (2012)

First book in the Wonder series


A long walk
              to water
A long walk to water

by Linda Sue
Park (2010)

 


Hatchet
Hatchet

by Gary Paulsen (1989)

First book in the Hatchet series


Follow the
              rabbit proof fence
Follow the rabbit proof fence

by Doris Pilkington (1996)

First book in the Follow the rabbit proof fence series


My sister
              lives on the mantlepiece
My sister lives on the mantlepiece

by Annabel
Pitcher (2011)

 


Feather boy
Feather boy

by Nicky
Singer (2002)

 


Drums,
              girls, and dangerous pie
Drums, girls, and dangerous pie

by Jordan Sonnenblick (2004)

 


Roll of
              thunder, hear my cry
Roll of thunder, hear my cry

by Mildred D. Taylor (1976)

Second book in The Logan family saga series
Can be read & loved without having read any previous books in this series


Becoming Joe DiMaggio
Becoming Joe DiMaggio

by Maria
Testa (2002)

 


Blueback
Blueback

by Tim
Winton (1997)

 


Refugee
              boy
Refugee boy

by Benjamin Zephaniah (2001)

 



If you want more


George
George

by Alex Gino (2015)

 


When
              friendship followed me home
When friendship followed me home

by Paul Griffin (2016)

 


The
              little prince
The little prince

by Antoine de Saint Exupéry (1943)

 



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