"The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton
S.E. Hinton’s classic novel The Outsiders is the perfect title to help your reluctant reader find a hook for literature. This book follows the story of Ponyboy, a member of a tight-knit group called the Greasers, who often find themselves in trouble with a rival group called the Socs. But, when things go too far one night, will life ever be the same for Ponyboy and his friends? Your tween won’t be able to stop reading!