How to choose a good fit book
As a teacher I come across many children with an aversion to reading. The trick is, to find subject matter that they are interested in. Basically high interest but written in a way that's easy to read. This is often a problem, as many books are written for avid readers, not reluctant readers. The fact that you are reading and writing on Hubpages is very encouraging, as that means you are already better than the average Joe. So, don't put yourself down.
Okay, what to read? Well, I take it you are wanting suggestions of books and not magazines. First off, I don't think you should start on any of the classics that were mentioned as honestly, between you and me, some of them are really heavy going. Once you get into them they are okay, but man oh man, some of them are so slow and the language is a little old-fashioned, they are difficult to get in to. For me, a book has to grab me in the first chapter, otherwise I put it aside for later. Sometimes I do get past the slow beginning and get really into the book later on, but often I never pick up that book again.
So, think of something that interests you and that's the book you'll choose. It can be non-fiction or fiction. Maybe, you might want to try and read a book that had a movie made of it. Don't be tempted to choose a thick book just because all your friends are reading it. Choose a book with about 180-250 pages that you'll be able to finish quickly. Once you've got a few of those kinds of books under your belt, then you'll be ready to start reading more challenging books. If you like a little humor and a real-life type of story then you can try my book, Stop the world I need to pee, which is available from Amazon.
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