Every Friday I highlight books and authors that are ones boys might really enjoy. I'm not saying girls wouldn't read these books, but they are clearly "guy" books.
This week I'm highlighting:
The Ranger's Apprentice Series
by John Flanagan
I've only had a few students read this series, but one of them gave it the best endoresment. He's not huge on reading, but he loves this series. Every Tuesday I would show my students book trailers, and he wanted this one shown all the time - even when I had already shown it! (pssst see below for the trailer)
I just bought the first four books from BN.com. They were on sale, and I figured if this student liked them, they deserved a spot on my shelves.
Book One, the Ruins of Gorlan, summary from Goodreads
He had always wanted to be a warrior. The Rangers, with their dark cloaks and shadowy ways, made him nervous. The villagers believe the Rangers practice magic that makes them invisible to ordinary people. And now fifteen year-old Will, always small for his age, has been chosen as a Ranger's apprentice. What he doesn't realize yet is that the Rangers are the protectors of the kingdom. Highly trained in the skills of battle and surveillance, they fight the battles before the battles reach the people. And as Will is about to learn, there is a large battle brewing. The exiled Morgarath, Lord of the Mountains of Rain and Night, is gathering his forces for an attack on the kingdom. This time, he will not be denied . . . .