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.
All My Friends are Still Dead
Author: Monsen, Avery; John, Jory. Publisher: Chronicle Books, 2012.
Author: Ross, Jeff. Publisher: Orca Book Publishers, 2012.
Will Luca and Esme find Kevin in the waves of Panama?
Dead To You
Author: McMann, Lisa. Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division/Simon Pulse, 2012.
After being kidnapped years earlier, Ethan struggles to find his place.
Olympians: Hades: Lord of the Dead.
Author: O'Connor, George. Publisher: Roaring Book Press/First Second, 2012.
Hades and Kore can’t handle their personal problems.
Pushing the Limits
Author: McGarry, Katie. Publisher: Harlequin/Harlequin Teen, 2012.
Is Noah the boy to show Echo how to love again?
Author: Patrick, Cat. Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2012.
Cats aren’t the only ones with nine lives. Daisy’s on her fifth.
Authors: Price, Lissa. Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2012.
In order to survive in a future world, Callie allows old people to inhabit her body.
Author: Morel, Alex. Publisher: Razorbill, 2012.
Jane’s suicide plan is ruined when her plane crashes.
Author: McNeil, Gretchen. Publisher: Balzer + Bray, 2012.
Someone’s killing them, one by one.
This is Not a Drill
Author: McDowell, Beck. Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books, 2012.
A class held hostage by a gunman.