The high school where I teach started a wonderful new program last year -- summer reading book clubs. Since summer reading is not mandatory kids of course do not do it. To make it more meaningful than just doing a poster, we did book clubs last year and it was hugely successful! My choice was Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, and while the kids who picked my book really enjoyed it, I do not feel like there were many options geared toward teenagers!
I'm half-ready to pick The Hunger Games, but that was the Principal's book club last year, so tons of kids have already read it.
Please sell me on an engaging, intruiging book for young adults!!!