2013 Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
In addition to the full list of titles, the Quick Picks committee selected the following as its top ten.
Backderf, Derf. My Friend Dahmer. Illus., Abrams/Abrams ComicArts, 2012, 978-1419702167, $24.95.
Meet Jeffrey Dahmer before he became a serial killer.
Henry, April. The Night She Disappeared. Henry Holt Books for Young Readers /Christy Ottaviano Books, 2012, 978-0805092622, $16.99.
When Kayla is sent out to deliver the pizzas, she never returns. . .
Lyga, Barry. I Hunt Killers. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2012, 978-0316125840, $17.99.
Just because your father a notorious serial killer, doesn’t mean you’re one too, does it?
Lynch, Chris. Vietnam. Series.
Vietnam #1: I Pledge Allegiance Scholastic Press, 2011, 978-0545270298, $16.99.
Morris pledges to keep his friends safe in the war zone, but can he save himself?
Vietnam #2: Sharpshooter Scholastic Press, 2012, 978-0545270267, $16.99.
Ivan was made for war.
Vietnam #3: Free-Fire Zone Scholastic Press, 2012, 978-0545270250, $16.99.
Rudi will never be the same.
McNeil, Gretchen. Ten. Balzer + Bray, 2012, 978-0062118783, $17.99.
Someone’s killing them, one by one.
Rodriguez, Gaby; Glatzer, Jenna. The Pregnancy Project: A Memoir. Simon & Schuster Inc./Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2012, 978-1442446229, $17.99.
Memoir of a faked pregnancy.
Ross, Richard. Juvenile in Justice. Illus., Richard Ross, 2012, 978-0985510602, $29.95.
Summers, Courtney. This is Not a Test. Macmillan/St. Martin’s Griffin, 2012, 978-0312656744, $9.99.
Six teens are trapped inside a school during the zombie apocalypse.
Tillit, L.B. Unchained. Saddleback Publishing/Gravel Road, 2012, 978-1616517922, $9.95.
Born into a family of drug addicts, TJ finds himself struggling to stay alive.
Woodson, Jacqueline. Beneath a Meth Moon: An Elegy. Penguin Group (USA) Inc./Nancy Paulsen Books, 2012, 978-0399252501, $16.99.
Laurel’s heartbreak triggers her downward spiral into destruction.