About the Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
The list is for young adults (ages 12-18) who, for whatever reasons, do not like to read. The purpose of this list is to identify titles for recreational reading, not for curricular or remedial use.
Author: Jordan, Dream. Publisher: Macmillan/St. Martin's Griffin, 2012.
Taken from her foster family and placed back into a group home, Kate thinks she has found a champion in her boyfriend Percy.
Author: Damico, Gina. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Graphia, 2012.
What if being a Grim Reaper was suddenly your summer job?
Author: Halliday, Gemma . Publisher: HarperCollins/HarperTeen, 2011.
Hartley finds a dead body in her boyfriend’s closet.
Author: Fukuda, Andrew. Publisher: Macmillan/St. Martin's Griffin, 2012.
When being human will get you hunted down, Gene has mastered the art being something he is not.
A Midsummer’s Nightmare
Author: Keplinger, Kody. Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers /Poppy, 2012.
Whitley’s father is marrying is marrying the mother of a boy she hooked up with at a graduation party.
The Night She Disappeared
Author: Henry, April. Publisher: Henry Holt Books for Young Readers /Christy Ottaviano Books, 2012.
When Kayla is sent out to deliver the pizzas, she never returns.
Social Suicide (Deadly Cool)
Author: Halliday, Gemma . Publisher: HarperCollins/HarperTeen, 2012.
Hartley stumbles onto another murder, this time it's the favorite to win Homecoming Queen.
Something Like Normal
Author: Doller, Trish. Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 2012.
Home from Afghanistan, the conflicts continue.
Author: Devine, Eric. Publisher: Running Press Kids, 2012.
From the trailer park to the MMA cage.
Author: Hopkins, Ellen. Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2012.