Institute Library - For Boys

Teenagers

Rule of the Bone. Russell Banks (1996). HarperCollins.

More appropriate for boys 15 years and older, this is a coming-of-age novel about a troubled, yet good-hearted teen who must cope with a life that has brought him emotional pain, rejection, and ultimately an opportunity for redemption. Uplifting and heartfelt, this work has been described as a modern-day The Catcher in the Rye that effectively portrays, among other things, self-discovery.