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Juicy books for struggling teenage readers

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The Gun, part of the Bluford Series, appealed to Meltzer's eighth-grade students. (Elizabeth McGarr/CNS)


High-interest books like the Bluford Series, published by Townsend Press, and Orca Soundings, released by Orca Book Publishers, are geared toward reluctant readers. (Elizabeth McGarr/CNS)

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Struggling teenage readers are getting hooked on easy-to-read books with eye-catching covers and provocative content.