I actually feel that Tween Boys might be easier to find a book for than a reluctant Teen Girl reader.
Here are just a few suggestions of books/series that might grab the interest of your Tween Boy reader:
- Gregor the Overlander (series THE UNDERLAND CHRONICLES) by Suzanne Collins
- Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson is growing up a "normal" kid in the USA. Except, he's not so "normal". He's the son of the Greek god, Poseidon, and he must endure a dangerous journey to catch the thief of Zeus's ultimate weapon, Lightning.
Riordan reboots traditional Greek mythology with a modern-day twist. Absolutely engaging. Boys will read without complaining about the page count and want more when it's over.
Another fun bit: some online fun at Camp Half-Blood!
- 39 Clues by various well-known Children's and Young Adult authors
But the BEST part about this series is the clue at the back of each book where clue cards are hidden and the reader can go to their online account to continue the adventure until they get to the next book in the series. WOW what an awesome way to tie in the technology that these kids live with, and get them engaged in reading!
I certainly could provide a TON more recommendations, but just hoped to give out a little tidbit to help those assisting struggling or reluctant readers of this age group. Feel free to email me if you have any questions!