Eva (evawhimsy) wrote in thequestionclub,
Eva
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help me turn my sister into a reader!

BACKSTORY (if you're interested): My little sister doesn't read enough. She's smart, but she's really social so she would usually rather hang out with friends than read. But she wants to do better in English and eventually the SATs so we've made a deal that she's to read a book a week, under threat of losing computer privileges for the following week. It's working really well and she's starting to enjoy reading a lot more, BUT I'm starting to run out of ideas for books as we have different reading tastes.

Question: What books would you recommend for an intelligent but not hyper-literate 15 year old? I want the vocab and language to be challenging, but she's not ready for Tolstoy or Dickens. She likes plot-driven as opposed to more abstract writing. So far, she's really liked To Kill A Mockingbird, Little Women, Ender's Game, Girl of the Limberlost, and Catcher in the Rye.
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