Many teens who struggle with reading simply need to spend more time reading. They need books they can read easily. They also need stories they can connect with and characters they can care about.
Finding Forward Books publishes high-interest, low-reading-level novels for reluctant and struggling teen readers.

They are easy to read, with short sentences, easy vocabulary, and and Lexile measures ranging from 390 to 540. They are also printed in a special font that's easier to read for students who are dyslexic.

They have compelling stories about real-life situations faced by teens
They are also classroom-appropriate and do not contain sex or profanity.

The books are designed to give students a positive experience with reading and help them build the confidence they need to attempt materials at higher levels. 


Nick Simonson is troubled, lonely, and sinking fast in high school. He's failing classes and sees no future for himself. Tragedies occur that sink him lower. Can he pick himself up and move forward? See review in Publishers Weekly, BookLife ReviewsLexile measure HL520L. ISBN 978-1-7373157-4-2.


Owen Daniels, a tenth grader, has had difficulties with reading since first grade. A teacher works with him, and he makes excellent progress. Others come to believe in him. But he must learn to believe in himself. See review in Kirkus Reviews. Lexile measure HL420L. ISBN 978-0-5789237-2-7.


Miles Pruitt has been struggling in high school. When his dad is sent to prison, things get worse. He quits studying, fails classes, and gets kicked off the basketball team. How will he pick himself up and move forward? See review in Publishers Weekly, BookLife Reviews. Lexile measure HL390L. ISBN 978-1-7373157-0-4.


Roy Perkins struggles in high school. He never knew his dad. His mom died in a meth-lab explosion. And his alcoholic uncle beats him. He is sent to live with a caring foster family. But the challenges continue. See review in Kirkus ReviewsLexile measure HL530L. ISBN 978-1-7373157-1-1.


Tenth-grader Elgin Hobbs seems fine on the outside. But he's failing several classes. His divorced parents fight. And his mom is an alcoholic. He tries to rise above it. But life keeps bringing him down. See review in Foreword Clarion ReviewsLexile measure HL540L. ISBN 978-1-7373157-2-8.


Tennison (Ten-Cent) Sanders, an eleventh grader at Edison High School, is a gifted football player. He has a great future and the talent to play in the pros someday. But he ruins it all by making bad decisions. Lexile measure HL400L. ISBN 978-1-7373157-3-5.


Perry Fletcher is a straight-A student and track star. But he wrecks his knee chasing a thief who steals a package off his porch. What does Perry learn about life when the thief turns out to be a classmate? Lexile measure HL400L. ISBN 978-1-7373157-5-9.

The books may be ordered from AmazonBarnes and NobleWalmart, independent bookstores, and suppliers such as Express Booksellers, Ingram, and Mackin.

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