Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

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.

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2013 Selection(s)

Bad Boy

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.


Croak

Author: Damico, Gina. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Graphia, 2012.

What if being a Grim Reaper was suddenly your summer job?


Deadly Cool

Author: Halliday, Gemma . Publisher: HarperCollins/HarperTeen, 2011.

Hartley finds a dead body in her boyfriend’s closet.


The Hunt

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.


Tap Out

Author: Devine, Eric. Publisher: Running Press Kids, 2012.

From the trailer park to the MMA cage.


Tilt

Author: Hopkins, Ellen. Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2012.

Love has consequences.


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