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Top Ten Books That Hook Reluctant Teen Readers into Reading Again by Melissa Sethna

Know a teen who’s stopped reading?

Share today’s re-blog with them :-)

Nerdy Book Club

We all have those students – the ones that never found reading to be the cool thing to do and avoid books at all costs.  For the past two years I have coached our 9th and 10th grade reading intervention teachers along with other 9th-12th grade English teachers to promote reading choice in their classes. Through this experience we have learned that we can hook those kids into books and spark their interest in reading again.  It just takes the right book, at the right time, in the hands of the right child.  

Four of our teachers asked their students to share with me the book that helped them fall in love with reading again (or at least kept them engaged enough that they were willing to finish it and pick up another.) Here are their top ten choices:


#1 Winger by Andrew Smith

Winger is the story of…

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