The Boys of YA Part 2: Realistic & Nonfiction

Posted March 30, 2015 by Kara in Imaginative Discussions / 4 Comments


Last week, I shared with you an enormous list of YA books featuring male main characters. I covered historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, and horror. And now I’m back to give a loot at contemporary books and nonfiction/memoirs written about teen boys. This post is going to be lengthy and picture heavy, so let’s just get into it.

Nonfiction & Memoirs

boys in memoirs


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Now, this list isn’t meant to be exhaustive; I left off quite a few titles for the sake of my own sanity and because there are quite a lot of repeat authors. Basically, the boys are not lacking in contemporary fiction.

Have you read any of these? What did you think? What are your favorite contemporary reads featuring a boy’s point of view?


4 responses to “The Boys of YA Part 2: Realistic & Nonfiction

  1. You’re right, the boys certainly are not lacking in Contemporary fiction, wow! I do think you’re more likely to find boys in contemporary though, especially in dual POV, so that’s interesting.. I know Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover has a male POV in it, as does a book called Cold Hands, Warm Heart, about a boy whose sister died, and her heart goes to another girl, and he tries to find her (but not romance between them, woo!) Such great books though Bekka, must have taken you ages, be proud!<3
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