Books for Boys

I’m always looking for books that will captivate my sons; I found a couple of good ones lately:

Dove by Robin Lee Graham (Harper Perennial)
A true story of a 16-year-old who sailed his 24-foot sloop around the world. Amazingly, Graham becomes convinced of the truth of Christianity in the Galapagos Islands! The very place that Charles Darwin developed his theory of evolution after visiting the Galapagos for a whopping six months. Graham’s story was covered by National Geographic; it was the highest readership they ever had.

Under the Overpass by Mike Yankoski (Multnomah)
Another true story about a 20-ish year old college student from an upper middle class background who chose to spend half a year living among the homeless…as a homeless. The book chronicles his encounters and insights, city by city. A fascinating story, concluding with the disorientation he felt as he re-entered the life he bookmarked.

I know, I know, I thought the same thing after reading both books. “WHAT WERE THOSE PARENTS THINKING?!”

However, they’re great books for teens who are looking for that spark of adventure. My own sons polished them off.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


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