New Books for Reluctant Readers
One of the more popular fiction books was Laurie Halse Anderson's Wintergirls. This raw, emotional story about girls with eating disorders has been polarizing among many adults who have read it, but reluctant readers seem to have found the uber-honesty compelling.
Non-fiction books are where the Quick Picks committee can really shine; finding books with teen appeal that might not be in the mainstream. From street art to video games to tattoos to delicious miscellany , the Quick Picks nominations are full of browsable, high interest non-fiction books for teens of all ages.
Remember, any teen can be turned into a reader with the right book. Take a look at this nomination list and see if any of these books are the missing link for your reluctant reader(s.)