I'd Be Reluctant, Too
The American Library Association has announced its recommended list of "Quick Picks" for Reluctant Readers. M.E. Rabb, who I kind of know from Readerville, made the list with her Missing Persons Mysteries. Walter Dean Myers made the list with Shooter. I've heard of Jacqueline Woodson because she's going to be at a kidlit conference this spring.
Some of the stuff on this list though--I don't know. I hate to sound like an old coot, but they've got a CosmoGirl quiz book on this list.