This week we're talking about books we'd hand to someone who says they don't like to read. Well, obviously, every reader (and non-reader) has different preferences, so I'm going to focus on the classic reluctant reader--teens!
For the shy kid:
For Him: The Perks of Being a Wallflower - For Her: Speak
For the kid who loves the great outdoors:
For Her: The Girls of No Return - For Him: Hatchet
For the kid who likes Sci Fi:
For Him: The Maze Runner - For Her: The Hunger Games
For the sporty kid:
For Her: Catching Jordan - For Him: Friday Night Lights
For the kid that hesitates at all those words:
For Him: The Sandman - For Her: Fables
I'm making myself stop there, though I could go on! I mean...I didn't even get to mention Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter which are accessible to everyone. Also note, just because I've made his and her suggestions in no way means that girls/boys won't read and love all of these books. Many readers just find it easier to identify with narrators that are the same sex, and we're looking for gateway reads after all!