Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

The Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list identifies titles aimed at encouraging reading among teens who dislike to read for whatever reason. The list selects fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novel titles. Criteria for these titles include those with a high interest "hook", a catchy title/cover, sufficient plot to sustain interest, humor when appropriate, and more. Select a link below to view the full annotated Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers lists.

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