These reads are great for teens who don't show much interest in reading or are struggling with reading to help them emerge into the great readers they're meant to be!
These are the popular teen books that everyone is talking about!
Sometimes referred to as high-low (high-interest, lower reading level) books, here are some titles designed to meet striving readers where they are. Graphic novels are also excellent ways to go for these discerning readers.
The Young Adult Library Services Association's 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.
These books are all under 300 pages! Short reads are great to quickly experience different genres, themes, and writing styles to find out what you really enjoy to read. They're also less intimidating and work well for readers with limited attention spans or who have busy schedules.