The second rite of passage that I gave to my now teenaged son was something near and dear to me: a pile 'o YA books that he was now allowed to read.
FAT KID RULES THE WORLD by K.L. Going! (I've been dying to have my son read one of my favorite books of all time. At last! I feel that he's old enough! This is present to myself, really.)
DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN by Sherman Alexie! (Ditto!)
What other books should be part of his rite of passage to mark his move from boyhood to manhood?