Man Up

Guys just trying their best to grow up, even when it’s not easy.

MeAndEarlAndTheDyingGirl Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
YA FIC ANDREWS
Greg’s only friend is Earl, and he’s ok with that. But his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school, who has leukemia.
BoyInTheBlackSuit The Boy in the Black Suit
YA FIC REYNOLDS
Soon after his mother’s death, Matt takes a job at a funeral home and, while attending and assisting with funerals, begins to accept her death and his responsibilities as a man.
WhatYouLeftBehind What You Left Behind
YA FIC VERDI
Ryden’s life was changed when his girlfriend Meg discovered she had cancer. But then, she found out she was pregnant and stopped chemotherapy. With Meg now dead, Ryden must raise his daughter and try to find a way to move on.
Biggie Biggie
YA FIC SULLIVAN
“Biggie” Abbott has hidden behind his weight for years. He has academic, not athletic, success until the girl of his dreams suggests he join the baseball team.
Winger Winger
YA FIC SMITH
Ryan grapples with living with frightening boarding school dorm-mates, falling for his older, female best friend who thinks of him as just a kid, and playing wing on the rugby team.
DrBirdsAdvice Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets
YA FIC ROSKOS
Wrestling with depression and anxiety, James copes by talking to an imaginary therapist, writing poems, hugging trees, and helping his sister, who has been kicked out of the house.
ScarBoys The Scar Boys
YA FIC VLAHOS
In his college essay, Harry recounts a life defined by the hideous scars he hid behind, and how forming a band brought him self-confidence and friendship.
The Porcupine Of Truth by Bill Konigsberg -- Seventeen-year-old Carson Speier is bored of Billings, Montana, and resentful that he has to help his mother take care of his father, a dying alcoholic whom he has not seen in fourteen years--but then he meets Aisha, a beautiful African American girl who has run away from her own difficult family, and together they embark on a journey of discovery that may help them both come to terms with their lives. The Porcupine of Truth
YA FIC KONIGSBERG
Carson is resentful that he has to help his mother take care of his dying, alcoholic father, but then he meets Aisha, who has run away from her own difficult family, and together they embark on a journey that may help them both come to terms with their lives.

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