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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)

Ashes

Author: Bick, Ilsa J. Publisher: Egmont USA, 2011.

You鈥檙e either dead, alive, or a cannibal.


Case 1: The Haunting in Apt. 101

Author: Atwood, Megan. Series: The Paranormalists. Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group, Inc/Darby Creek, 2012.

Does Emily have a poltergeist?


Case 2: The Terror of Black Eagle Tavern.

Publisher: Atwood, Megan. Series: The Paranormalists. Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group, Inc/Darby Creek, 2012.

Todd鈥檚 family business will have to close if Jinx can鈥檛 solve the case.


Case 3: The Mayhem on Mohawk Avenue

Author: Atwood, Megan. Series: The Paranormalists. Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group, Inc/Darby Creek, 2012.

There is only room for one team of paranormalists in Portland.


Case 4: The Bridge of Death.

Author: Atwood, Megan. Series: The Paranormalists. Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group, Inc/Darby Creek, 2012.

Is it suicide or supernatural?


Darth Vader and Son

Author: Brown, Jeffrey. Publisher: Chronicle Books, 2012.

The lighter side of Darth.


Girl of Nightmares

Author: Blake, Kendare. Publisher: Tor Teen, 2012.

What happened to Anna?


Johnny Delgado: Private Detective

Author: Brooks, Kevin. Publisher: Stoke Books, 2012.

Johnny Delgado takes his first case as a private detective, but is he in over his head?


Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Author: Andrews, Jesse. Publisher: Abrams/Amulet Books, 2012.

Meet Greg: an aspiring wallflower and part-time moviemaker. Meet Earl: Greg's best friend who will round kick you in the head if you mention his height. Meet Rachel: the dying girl.


The Raft

Author: Boden, S.A. Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, 2012.

Stranded on a raft in the Pacific Ocean with only a bag of Skittles.聽 How much worse can it get?


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