Making Up Megaboy by Virginia Walter and Katrina Roeckelein
New York: Delacorte Press
This would be a good reluctant readers book—perhaps for murder mystery.
This was a depressing story about Robbie who on his 13th birthday takes his father’s gun and shoots a store owner for no apparent reason. The story is written by people who witnessed or who knew the boy. This appears that it may be a series. The graphics are interesting and would appeal to reluctant readers. It was a depressing story but captures senseless crimes of our time.
Quality 4 Popularity 2 Middle/Junior High School
Author Website: http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/faculty/walter/