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)

Halo: The Essential Visual Guide

Author: Patenaude, Jeremy. Publisher: Dorling Kindersley, 2011.

An A-Z guide to the HALO universe.

I Am a SEAL Team Six Warrior: Memoirs of an American Soldier

Author: Wasdin, Howard E.; Templin, Stephen. Publisher: Macmillan/St. Martin's Griffin, 2012.

When the Navy sends their elite, they send the SEALs. When the SEALs send their elite, they send SEAL Team Six.

Juvenile in Justice

Author: Ross, Richard. Publisher: Richard Ross.

Inside juvie.

The Science of Soldiers

Author: Raatma, Lucia. Publisher: Capstone/Compass Point Books, 2012.

Weapons, soldiers, and technology.

Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Beauty: The Best Hair, Skin, Nails & Makeup Ideas for You

Author: Shoket, Ann. Publisher: Running Press, 2012.

The title says it all!

What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?

Author: Nimtin, Ben; Lingwood, Dave; Penn, Duncan; Penn, Jonnie. Publisher: Workman Publishing/Artisan, 2012,

Everyone needs a bucket list.

2013 Selection(s)

The Pregnancy Project

Author: Rodriguez, Gaby; Glatzer, Jenna. Publisher: Simon & Schuster Inc./Simon & Schuster BFYR.

Memoir of a faked pregnancy.