2007 Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

Cohn, Rachel and Levithan, David. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist . 2006. Random House/Alfred A. Knopf, $16.95. (ISBN-10, 0-375-83531-8; ISBN-13, 9780375835315).  The book of love goes punk rock.

Davidson, Dana. Played. 2005. Hyperion/ Jump at the Sun, $16.99. (ISBN-10, 0-7868-3690-3; ISBN-13, 9780786836901).  Kylie, duped and dumped by a playa.

de la Cruz, Melissa. Blue Bloods. 2006. Hyperion, $15.99. (ISBN-10, 0-7868-3892-2; ISBN-13, 9780786838929).  Gossip Girls meets Anne Rice.

Giles, Gail. What Happened to Cass McBride . 2006. Little, Brown, $16.99. (ISBN-10, 0-316-16638-3; ISBN-13, 9780316166386).  Two words: Buried. Alive.

Gruner, Jessica and Parker, Buzz. Emily the Strange: The Lost Issue. 2005. illus. Dark Horse, $7.95. (ISBN-10, 1-59307-429-8; ISBN-13, 9781593074296).  Emily the Strange visits the Wizard of Odd.

Saltz, Ina. Body Type: Intimate Messages Etched in Flesh . 2006. illus. Abrams, $19.95. (ISBN-10, 0-8109-7050-3; ISBN-13, 9780810970502).  It's all about the tats.

Seckel, Al. Optical Illusions: The Science of Visual Perception . 2006. illus. Firefly Books, $35.00. (ISBN-10, 1-55407-172-0; ISBN-13, 9781554071722).  Now you see it, now you don't.

Sniegoski, Tom. The Sleeper Conspiracy . 2006. Penguin/Razorbill, $6.99 ea.
Sleeper Code . (ISBN-10, 1-59514-052-2; ISBN-13, 9781595140524)
Sleeper Agenda . (ISBN-10, 1-59514-053-0; ISBN-13, 9781595140531)
Are two personalities better than one?

van Diepen, Allison. Street Pharm. 2006. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse, $6.99. (ISBN-10, 1-4169-1154-5; ISBN-13, 9781416911548).  Drugs, women, being in control…it's all part of the business…

Warren, Frank. PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives. 2006. illus. HarperCollins/Regan Books, $24.95. (ISBN-10, 0-06-089919-6; ISBN-13, 9780060899196).  Strangers from around the world bare their souls.