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Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers 2018

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 both fiction and nonfiction.

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      The Lines We Cross

      by Randa Abdel-Fattah

      Aug 2017

      Young Adults Plus

      Nominee
      Michael's parents drag him to rallies held by their anti-immigrant group which make sense to him until he meets Mina,a Muslim refugee from Afghanistan.

      Bang

      by Barry Lyga

      Jun 2017

      Young Adults

      Sebastian Cody did something horrible, something no one—not even Sebastian himself—can forgive. At the age of four, he accidentally shot and killed his infant sister.

      Bull

      by David Elliott

      Jun 2017

      High-Interest High Plus

      Nominee
      David Elliott turns a classic on its head in form and approach, updating the timeless story of Theseus and the Minotaur for a new generation. Author's notes about the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur and the poetic forms used.

      Exo

      by Fonda Lee

      Mar 2017

      Fantasy/Science Fiction High Plus

      Nominee
      It's been a century of peace since Earth became a colony of an alien race with far reaches into the galaxy, but now the fight for the future begins.
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