This page is an extension of our popular page called “Clean YA books for teens, tweens, or anyone.” One of the common requests we receive from that page is clean book recommendations for teen boys, so we’ve compiled a list of clean YA reads that are teen boy-approved.
There are two sections to this page:
For the reader-recommended section, we haven’t read each of the titles listed but, rather, some were suggestions from trusted websites as well as from our awesome readers.
Please share your recommendations below in the comments! We’d love for this list to grow quickly since our readers ask us for it often. We are particularly looking for non-fantasy titles.
Also, see our editor-recommended Clean YA books for teens, tweens, or anyone for more ideas.
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Editor-Recommended Clean Books for Teen Boys:
Editor-Recommended books with elevated violence only
Wolf Soldier (*violence warning*)
Ender’s Game (*violence warning*)
The Hunger Games (*violence warning*)
Maze Runner (*violence warning*)
Mortal Engines (*violence warning*)
Devastation Class (*some violence*)
Reader-Recommended Clean Books for Boys:
Red Rock Mysteries by Jerry B. Jenkins (probably not for older teens)
Children of the Lamp series by P. B. Kerr (probably not for older teens)
The Beyonders Trilogy by Brandon Mull (some violence)
The Five Kingdoms Quintet by Brandon Mull (some violence but not as much as Beyonders)
The Cooper Kids Adventure series by Frank E. Peretti (for younger readers)
Arc of a Scythe series by Neal Shusterman (violence)
The Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner (for younger readers)