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Guys Write for Guys Read: Boys' Favorite Authors Write about Being Boys

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  • Posted October 2, 2014

    This book was very wonderful. It showed a lot of similarities to

    This book was very wonderful. It showed a lot of similarities to my childhood right now since I am a guy. I have had a fair share of these issues in my childhood from long time ago until now. This book showed so many things to me about how I am not facing my own unique problems but somewhere out there more than 5 authors face similar issues just like me. This book is very unique and I loved this book, I love how each and every author has their own perspective and their own problem. This book is also pretty funny and I like how they switch authors and how they came up with a brilliant idea to choose these specific authors. Some of these authors I know and some I don't know. The authors that I do know tell some problems that I can relate a lot to their other stories. So I would rate this book a 5/5 and I really like this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2013

    Guys Read by Jon Scieszka is about multiple authors retelling th

    Guys Read by Jon Scieszka is about multiple authors retelling their childhood memories. These collections of memoirs are funny and also suspenseful. For example, one character was about to hit a ramp, and the reader has to going to imagine what happens next. I enjoyed this book because the plot changes constantly. It also teaches us lessons, but you have to find out what the lessons are. I would recommend this book to teenage boys eleven and up because there are small swear words that don’t really affect the story. Famous authors are in this book include: Stephen King, Gary Paulsen, Gordon Korman, Andy Griffiths, and Rich Wallace. Famous Illustrators are in this book also include Matt Groening who created the Simpsons and Futurama, Dave and Liam McKean.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    Stories, stories, and even more stories of guys just being guys.

    Stories, stories, and even more stories of guys just being guys. Either young or old, short or tall, skinny or fat, guys do similar things in life. There are 69 authors in the book Guys Write for Guys Read. This book is about author’s lives when they were young.  This book mostly talks about an event that happened to them to change their perspective on life. The stories in the book share a similar tone making the book, overall, humorous. Guys Write for Guys read is the book for young guys who just want to be guys. I enjoyed this book because it was a funny and entertaining book.

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  • Posted February 6, 2010

    A Must to Encourage Reading!!!!

    I purchased this book for my 12 year old son for Christmas. After reading so many favorable reviews, I knew I had to give it a try in order to motivate my son in reading. It worked!!!! After reading each story, he shares the tales with my husband and I with such enthusiasm. I wish there was a 2nd book to continue.

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  • Posted November 15, 2009

    EXCELLENT collection of vignettes from bestselling, award-winning authors & illustrators

    Scieszka founded the Guys Read initiative (www.guysread.com)to encourage boys to read and to help them find good books. This compilation of vignettes introduces the reader to nearly 100 authors and illustrators - it's like a book catalog with samples. The contributors share stories from their youth that are relate-able,touching, and often laugh-out-loud funny. Stephen King, Mo Willems, Jerry Spinelli, Gary Paulson, Dav Pilkey, David Shannon, and Scieszka himself are just a few of the excellent authors/illustrators included here. They write about being a 'guys' guy', and about discovering it's OK to not be a 'guys' guy"; the relationship between father and son; how childhood doodling led to careers as illustrators; the stupid, dangerous, irresistible things kids do; and much more.

    Working in an elementary school library, this book is - and will continue to be - an excellent tool for me in finding and recommending authors to my male students (and female, as many of these authors appeal to both).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2006

    GREAT!!!

    This book has stories that are short, perfect for kids, and can entertain even adults!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2005

    My Boys Ate It Up

    Boys don't get encouraged to read funny, gross, imaginitive content in school. Maybe that's why boys don't read. It was fun to hear descriptions of a boy's life. My boys 'ate it up'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2005

    cool

    I love to read anyway. Come on guys, we can't just have the girls reading and not us. They have all this stuff for girls and nothing for guys! So u should take advantage of this book and read it now. Before they come out with another stupid book about girls.

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    Posted October 29, 2010

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