12 Issue-based Books for Reluctant Readers

Hard-hitting books that change perceptions

Reluctant readers often have a fixed idea in their minds that books aren't for them. These books might just change that perception! They present readers with characters experiencing things which could conceivably happen to anyone, and deal with some issues which will be familiar to any teen as well as some which will widen their horizons.

Cover of Heroic

1. Heroic

Phil Earle
Orbiting Jupiter cover

2. Orbiting Jupiter

Gary D. Schmidt
Twocking cover

3. Twocking

Eric Brown
Crossing the Line cover

4. Crossing the Line

Gillian Philip
Warehouse cover

5. Warehouse

Keith Gray
Momentum cover

6. Momentum

Saci Lloyd
Torn cover

7. Torn

Cat Clarke
Zom-B cover

8. Zom-B

Darren Shan
Noughts and Crosses cover

9. Noughts And Crosses

Malorie Blackman
Devil You Know cover

10. Devil You Know

Cathy MacPhail
Doing It cover

11. Doing It

Melvin Burgess
It's About Love cover

12. It's About Love

Steven Camden

List created by

Chris Leslie
Chris Leslie

Chris is Schools Resource Developer forĀ Scottish Book Trust