Gentlemen, Michael Northrop's first novel, is an interesting read perfect for young gentlemen who perhaps aren't into reading.
My reason for choosing the book was that I hoped to add to my somewhat small collection of books for boys. This one fits perfectly into that distinction. As a mother of three sons, I've read a few books meant for teen guys. I've also taken advantage of being a mom of boys by talking to them about my recommendations.
I would love to get all three boys' input on Gentlemen, but I think Will would be the most likely candidate for this one, even though it's not a historically based book. He would enjoy the reality and the mystery.
Here's the blurb from the Northrop website:
What's to love: The guy component. It's sometimes difficult to get through a guy book. This one is an easy read and it's interesting to get the bad-boy perspective on friendship, school and teachers.
What's not to love: Perhaps the premise that Mr. Haberman is the murderer. However, being a teacher may give me a perspective that too easily rejected the possibility. You know, being a teacher may make suspending disbelief more difficult for me.