There are books and then there are BOOKS. I've been reading Wonder by R J Palacio with my eleven year old son. We each take it in turns to read a chapter out loud. We both loved this book, and there were chapters were I couldn't read on for crying, which he thought was odd. I think this book is perfect, and a MUST read for every human being, but particularly brilliant for boys starting secondary school. It's well written, imaginatively constructed, with great characters and an important message, without resorting to sentimentalism. I honestly can't recommend it enough. It's by far the best book I've read this year and probably last decade. There's a link below so that you can buy this book, and you should.