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Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 1997-2017

Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 1997-2017

Resources for a selection of titles aimed at encouraging reading among teens who dislike to read for whatever reason since 1997

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All American Boys
  • by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
  • Multimedia Resources: 28
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    Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty
  • by G. Neri and Randy DuBurke
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2011)
    CSK Book Awards (Honor, 2011)
  • Multimedia Resources: 23
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    Unwind
  • by Neal Shusterman
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2008)
  • Multimedia Resources: 21
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    First Part Last, The
  • by Angela Johnson
  • Multimedia Resources: 17
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    Killer of Enemies
  • by Joseph Bruchac
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2014)
    American Indian Award (Winner, 2014)
  • Multimedia Resources: 17
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    Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
  • by Meg Medina
  • Multimedia Resources: 17
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    Nimona
  • by Noelle Stevenson
  • Multimedia Resources: 16
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    Dope Sick
  • by Walter Dean Myers
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2010)
  • Multimedia Resources: 15
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    No Normal
  • by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona
  • Multimedia Resources: 14
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    Everything, Everything
  • by Nicola Yoon
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2016)
  • Multimedia Resources: 14
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    Beneath a Meth Moon
  • by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2013)
  • Multimedia Resources: 13
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    Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
  • by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2007)
  • Multimedia Resources: 13
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    Among the Hidden
  • by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2000)
  • Multimedia Resources: 13
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    Darkness Before Dawn
  • by Sharon M. Draper
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2002)
  • Multimedia Resources: 13
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    Twilight
  • by Stephenie Meyer
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2006)
  • Multimedia Resources: 13
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    Worst Years of My Life, The
  • by James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts, and Laura Park
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2012)
  • Multimedia Resources: 12
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    If I Was Your Girl
  • by Meredith Russo
  • Multimedia Resources: 11
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    Testing, The
  • by Joelle Charbonneau
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2014)
  • Multimedia Resources: 11
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    Rad American Women
  • by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2016)
  • Multimedia Resources: 11
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    Red Queen
  • by Victoria Aveyard
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2016)
  • Multimedia Resources: 11
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    Scars
  • by Cheryl Rainfield
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2011)
  • Multimedia Resources: 10
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    Perfect Chemistry
  • by Simone Elkeles
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2010)
    RITA Award|Golden Medallion (Winner, 2010)
  • Multimedia Resources: 10
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    Dumplin'
  • by Julie Murphy
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2016)
  • Multimedia Resources: 10
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    Shadowshaper
  • by Daniel Jose Older
  • Multimedia Resources: 10
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    Who Am I Without Him? Short Stories about Girls and the Boys in Their Lives
  • by Sharon G. Flake
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2005)
    CSK Book Awards (Honor, 2005)
  • Multimedia Resources: 9
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    Princess Diaries, The
  • by Meg Cabot
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2001)
  • Multimedia Resources: 9
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    This Is Where It Ends
  • by Marieke Nijkamp
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    Exit, Pursued by a Bear
  • by E.K. Johnston
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2017)
    Amelia Bloomer (Commended, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    Wake
  • by Lisa McMann
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2009)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    What Happened to Cass McBride?
  • by Gail Giles
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2007)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    Son of the Mob
  • by Gordon Korman
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2003)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    Brian's Winter
  • by Gary Paulsen
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 1997)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    Dead Girls Don't Write Letters
  • by Gail Giles
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2004)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    Skeleton Key
  • by Anthony Horowitz
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2004)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    Lockdown
  • by Alexander Gordon Smith
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2010)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    Famous Last Words
  • by Katie Alender
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2015)
  • Multimedia Resources: 7
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    Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir
  • by Liz Prince
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2015)
    Amelia Bloomer (Commended, 2015)
  • Multimedia Resources: 7
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    I Hunt Killers
  • by Barry Lyga
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2013)
  • Multimedia Resources: 7
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    Some Girls Are
  • by Courtney Summers
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2011)
  • Multimedia Resources: 7
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    Cut
  • by Patricia McCormick
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2001)
  • Multimedia Resources: 7
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    Brimstone Journals, The
  • by Ron Koertge and Timothy Basil Ering
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2002)
  • Multimedia Resources: 7
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    Ball Don't Lie
  • by Matt de la Peña
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2006)
  • Multimedia Resources: 7
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    Enclave
  • by Ann Aguirre
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2012)
    RITA Award|Golden Medallion (Winner, 2012)
  • Multimedia Resources: 7
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    Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong
  • by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2014)
  • Multimedia Resources: 7
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    Night She Disappeared, The
  • by April Henry
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2013)
  • Multimedia Resources: 6
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    No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row
  • by Susan Kuklin
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2009)
  • Multimedia Resources: 6
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    Life Sucks
  • by Jessica Abel, Gabriel Soria, and Warren Pleece
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2009)
  • Multimedia Resources: 6
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    Emako Blue
  • by Brenda Woods
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2005)
  • Multimedia Resources: 6
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    Point Blank
  • by Anthony Horowitz
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2003)
  • Multimedia Resources: 6
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    Killer's Cousin, The
  • by Nancy Werlin
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 1998)
    Edgars Award (Winner, 1999)
  • Multimedia Resources: 6
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    What My Mother Doesn't Know
  • by Sonya Sones
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2002)
  • Multimedia Resources: 6
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    Glass
  • by Ellen Hopkins
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2008)
  • Multimedia Resources: 6
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    Safe
  • by Susan Shaw
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2008)
  • Multimedia Resources: 6
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    Boy Nobody
  • by Allen Zadoff
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2014)
  • Multimedia Resources: 6
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    My Friend Dahmer
  • by Derf Backderf
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2013)
    Alex Awards (Winner, 2013)
  • Multimedia Resources: 5
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    Rikers High
  • by Paul Volponi
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2011)
  • Multimedia Resources: 5
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    Rules of Attraction
  • by Simone Elkeles
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2011)
  • Multimedia Resources: 5
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    Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson
  • by Louise Rennison
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2001)
    Printz Award (Honor, 2001)
  • Multimedia Resources: 5
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    Sasquatch
  • by Roland Smith
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 1998)
  • Multimedia Resources: 5
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    Inside Out
  • by Terry Trueman
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2004)
  • Multimedia Resources: 5
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    Black and White
  • by Paul Volponi
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2006)
  • Multimedia Resources: 5
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    Homeboyz
  • by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2008)
  • Multimedia Resources: 5
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    Chain Reaction
  • by Simone Elkeles
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2012)
  • Multimedia Resources: 5
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    Symptoms of Being Human
  • by Jeff Garvin
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love, The
  • by Sarvenaz Tash
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Through the Woods
  • by Emily Carroll
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2015)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Juvie
  • by Steve Watkins
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2015)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Pregnancy Project, The
  • by Gaby Rodriguez
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2013)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Duff, The: Designated Ugly Fat Friend
  • by Kody Keplinger
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2011)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Street Pharm
  • by Allison Van Diepen
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2007)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Gingerbread
  • by Rachel Cohn
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2003)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Life is Funny
  • by E.R. Frank
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2001)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    You Hear Me?: Poems and Writing by Teenage Boys
  • by Betsy Franco and Nina Nickles
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2001)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Falling Up
  • by Shel Silverstein
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 1997)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy
  • by Sonya Sones
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2000)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Book of Shadows
  • by Cate Tiernan
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2002)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Quaking
  • by Kathryn Erskine
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2008)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Jumping Off Swings
  • by Jo Knowles
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2010)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Bronxwood
  • by Coe Booth
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2012)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Stolen Life, A: A Memoir
  • by Jaycee Dugard
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2012)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Blue Bloods
  • by Melissa de la Cruz
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2007)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio
  • by Peg Kehret
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 1997)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    Ghostopolis
  • by Doug TenNapel
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2012)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    Postsecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives
  • by Frank Warren
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2007)
  • Multimedia Resources: 2
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    Gossip Girl
  • by Cecily Von Ziegesar
  • Quick Picks (Commended, 2003)
  • Multimedia Resources: 2
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