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Recommended Reads for Grades 6 through 8: Reluctant Readers

Book recommendations for middle school

YALSA's Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers

Every year, the American Library Association's branch for teen services, Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), selects the books best suited for reluctant readers across multiple genres, including nonfiction. Here are links to their lists from the last two years. Below, I've cherry picked the books from their list that are both suitable for a middle school audience and in our collection at Albert Wisner Public Library.

The Crossover

The Testing series

Surrounded by Sharks

The 5th Wave series

Razorland series

Famous Last Words