Saturday, March 24, 2012

Got a reluctant teen reader? Have them give these sci-fi titles a whirl!

Sometimes it's hard to get teens reading.  They read for school, & then when they're not at school, they have so many other activities!  If you have a teen who's reluctant to crack open a book that's not assigned, some librarians recommend hi/lo fiction, particularly if  the teens "read below grade level and can’t find books they can read that interest them".  Also you might consider the sci-fi titles listed below, recommended by Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) magazine. Some titles may also be available in alternate formats (eBook, audio). As always, concerned parents may want to preview the book's subject matter to test its appropriateness for their teen!

When Technology Goes Wrong
"Are we ever going to be sorry we've let technology woo us?" ~Karin Perry

Feed by M. T. Anderson

Candor by Pam Bachorz

Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Scored by Lauren McLaughlin

A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan [eBook only]

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Memento Nora by Angie Smibert

The Softwire: Virus on Orbis 1 by PJ Haarsma


Tough Guys of Science Fiction Fantasy: Guys You'll Want in Your Reading Corner


Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi



*Books in this post were suggested by articles in VOYA magazine (2/12, vol 34, # 6)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

A Long, Long Sleep is not e-book only.

abcreads said...

If you click on the book link, you'll find that the "eBook only" refers to the title's availability in the ABC Libraries' catalog.