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)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel

Author: Kinney, Jeff. Publisher: Amulet Books, 2012.

Who will have a date for the dance, Greg or Rowley?


Guilty

Author: McClintock, Norah. Publisher: Ocra Book Publishers, 2012.

The more Finn uncovers, the more questions he has.


I Hunt Killers

Author: Lyga, Barry. Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2012.

Just because your father a notorious serial killer, doesn’t mean you’re one too, does it?


Island of Thieves

Author: Lacey, John. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, 2012.

Buried treasure, villains, cars, and conflict—what more does a story need?


Monument 14

Author: Laybourne, Emmy. Publisher: Feiwel and Friends, 2012.

14 kids, biological weapons, and a superstore.


No Safety in Numbers

Author: Lorentz, Dayna. Publisher: Penguin/Dial, 2012.

Quarantined in a mall.  How do you survive?


Red Heart Tattoo

Author: McDaniel, Lurlene. Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2012.

A bomb explodes in a high school.  Who is to blame?


Vietnam #1: I Pledge Allegiance

Author: Lynch, Chris. Series: Vietnam. Publisher: Scholastic Press, 2011.

Morris pledges to keep his friends safe in the war zone, but can he save himself?


Vietnam #2: Sharpshooter

Author: Lynch, Chris. Series: Vietnam. Publisher: Scholastic Press, 2012.

Ivan was made for war.


Vietnam #3: Free-Fire Zone

Author: Lynch, Chris. Series: Vietnam. Publisher: Scholastic Press, 2012.

Rudi will never be the same.


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