For teens (both boys and girls), reading suddenly becomes less recreational and more work as they advance in school. They are given books they don't necessarily want to read and are told they have to anyways, as well as completely assignments about them. So what may have once been fun quickly becomes a chore. When they do get free time between school, homework, sports and perhaps a part time job, it can be hard for them to find the concentration and stillness that reading can require.
Luckily, there are a few helpful websites out there:
Guysread.com: is a "web-based literacy program for boys founded by author and First National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Jon Scieszka. Our mission is to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers." They offer book suggestions by genre, reading lists, reviews and more.
Gettingboystoread.com: is aimed more specifically at public libraries and schools. It offers a lot of information from a sociological perspective in a very fun and interesting way. There are articles on getting boys into the library, what libraries can do, motivating teenage boys to read, the relationship between teen boys and adult literature, & more!
How to Raise Boys Who Read: an article from the Wall Street Journal - not just for parents, but librarians as well (don't just offer titles on "gross" topics).
Tips for Getting Boys to Read: A UK-based literacy website that offers some practical tips for engaging boys in reading, as well as some suggested titles.