2009 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

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2009 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers


The Quick Picks list, presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting, suggests books that teens, ages twelve through eighteen, will pick up on their own and read for pleasure; it is geared to the teenager who, for whatever reason, does not like to read.

The Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers committee also selected a Top Ten list.

"The list is overflowing with diverse titles; we have everything from stunning portraits, tattoo revelations to fallen stars and skulls made of soap suds," said Joy Millam, committee chair. "This list is a true reflection of the teens we serve. Our goal was to put out a list that gives every reluctant reader a book to connect with personally."

Members of the Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Committee are: Joy Millam, chair, Valencia High School, Placentia, Calif.; Amy Cheney, Alameda County Juvenile Hall Library, San Leandro, Calif.; Erica Tang Cuyugan, Santa Monica (Calif.) Public Library; Debbie Fisher, Central Falls (R.I.) High School; Diana Tixier Herald, Mesa County Valley School District #51, Grand Junction, Colo.; Annisha Jeffries, Cleveland (Ohio) Public Library; Sally Leahey, McArthur Public Library, Biddeford, Maine; Jenine Lillian, The Bush School Library, Seattle, Wash.; Diane Monnier, Tucson, Ariz.; Anne Rouyer, New York Public Library; Marie Slim, Troy High School, Fullerton, Calif.; and Heather Gruenthal, administrative assistant, Western High School, Anaheim, Calif.

Learn more about the list and read annotations online at www.ala.org/yalsa/ booklists/quickpicks.

Fiction

* Denotes Top Ten selection

Bodeen, S. A. The Compound. Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends, 2008; ISBN: 978-0312370152; $16.95.

Booth, Coe. Kendra. Scholastic, 2008; ISBN: 978-0439925365; $16.99.

Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games. Scholastic, 2008; ISBN: 978-0439023481; $17.99.

Divine, L. Drama High (series). Daflna Books, 2008; ISBN: 978-0758216359; $9.

Fahy, Thomas. The Unspoken. Simon and Schuster, 2008; ISBN- 978-1-4169-4007-4; $15.99.

Fields, Terri. My Father's Son. Macmillan Roaring Brook Press, 2008; ISBN: 978-1-59643-349-6; $16.95.

Giles, Gall. Right Behind You. Little Brown, 2007; ISBN: 978-0-3161-6636-2; $15.99.

Golden, Christopher. Poison Ink. Random House/Delacorte, 2008; ISBN: 978-0-385-73483-7; $8.99.

Hernandez, David. Suckerpunch. HarperCollins/HarperTeen, 2008; ISBN: 978-0-060117330-1; $16.99.

High, Linda Oatman. Planet Pregnancy. Boyds Mills Press/Front Street, 2008; ISBN: 978-1-59078-584-3; $16.95.

Hopkins, Ellen. Identical. Simon and Schuster/McElderry, 2008; ISBN: 978-1-4169-5005-9; $17.99.

James, Brian. Thief. Scholastic/Push, 2008; ISBN: 978-0-545-03400-5; $8.99.

Jordan, Dream. Hot Girl. Macmillan St. Martin's, 2008; ISBN: 978-0-312-38284-1; $9.95.

Kern, Peggy. No Way Out. Townsend Press, 2008; ISBN: 978-1-49194-176-7; $4.95.

Kropp, Paul. Behind the Door. HIP Edge, 2008; ISBN: 978-1-897039-26-7; $10.95.

Krovatin, Christopher. Venomous, illustrated by Kelly Yates. Simon and Schuster/Ginee Seo Books, 2008; ISBN: 978-1-4169-2487-6 $16.99.

Langan, Paul. Schooled. Townsend Press, 2008; ISBN: 978-1-49194-177-4 $4.95.

Mac, Carrie. Pain & Wastings. Orca Soundings, 2008; ISBN: 978-1-55143-904-4; $9.95.

Mancusi, Mari. Gamer Girl. Penguin/Dutton, 2008; ISBN: 978-0525479956; $16.99.

McDaniel, Lurlene. Prey. Random House/Delacorte, 2008; ISBN: 978-0-385-73453-0; $10.99.

McDonnell, Margot. Torn to Pieces. Random House/Delacorte, 2008; ISBN: 978-0-385-0-73559-9 $15.99.

* McMann, Lisa. Wake. Simon and Schuster/Simon Pulse, 2008; ISBN-978-1-4169-5357-9; $15.99.

Mead, Richelle. Frostbite: A Vampire Academy Novel. Penguin/Razorbill, 2008; ISBN: 978-1-59514175; $8.99.

Millner, Denene and Mitzi Miller. …

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