I’ve had great success getting even the most reluctant readers to read A Child Called ‘It’ by Dave Pelzer.
See? Isn’t all that letter and word movement cool?
If students like the topic of abuse (which I don’t quite understand), they might also like Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons. I haven’t seen the movie, but this trailer looks like it’s pretty well done.
Maybe next time I’ll look for happy topics.
Sheesh, Amy. This is depressing stuff.