2011 Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

Along with the full  Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list, the committee selected the following titles as the Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers.

Amason, Jessica and Richard Blakeley. This is Why You're Fat: Where Dreams Become Heart Attacks. HarperCollins/Harper Studio, 2009. $9.99. 978-0061936630.
A bacon cheeseburger on a Krispy Creme® bun along with deep fried Coke® on the side.

Brereton, Catherine, Philip Steele, and Hannah Wilson. Warriors Versus Warriors: Ten Fighters, Five Battles, ONE WINNER. Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group/Kingfisher, 2009. $19.99. 978-0753419168.
Aztec to Zulu, who will dominate?

Elkeles, Simone. Rules of Attraction: A Perfect Chemistry Novel. Bloomsbury/Walker. 2010. $16.99. 978-0802720856. 
Opposites attract.

Hasler, Nikol. Sex: A Book for Teens: An Uncensored Guide to Your Body, Sex and Safety. Zest/Orange Avenue Publishing, 2010. $16.95. 978-0981973326.
“It teaches you the steps, and to be safe.” ~ Oscar, age 14.

Keplinger, Kody. The D.U.F.F. (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Poppy, 2010. $16.99. 978-0316084239.
Could enemies-with-benefits become friends?

Neri, G. and Randy DuBurke. Yummy: the Last Days of a Southside Shorty. Lee & Low, 2010. $16.95. 978-1584302674.
 Eleven-years-old and wanted for murder.

Rainfield, Cheryl. Scars. Westside Books, 2010. $16.95. 978-1934813324.
Cutting to forget.

Summers, Courtney. Some Girls Are. St. Martin's Griffin. 2010. $9.99. 978-0312573805.
Mean girl smackdown.

Volponi, Paul. Rikers High. Penguin Group/Viking, 2010. $16.99. 978-0670011070.
Revenge...or redemption?

Von D, Kat with Sandra Bark. The Tattoo Chronicles. HarperCollins/Collins Design, 2010. $29.99. 978-0061953361.
A year in the life.