Do you know a teenager who absolutely hates to read? Are you that teenager? It's understandable that you might not like what your teacher assigns (who does?), but if you never, ever pick up a book or magazine on your own, check out this list: 2011 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. I dare you to choose just one book and read it all the way through, then decide whether you still hate reading. You might surprise yourself by choosing a second, maybe even a third book from the list.
You have my permission to scroll through the boring first few paragraphs and get straight to the list, fiction first, then nonfiction. The descriptions are extremely short, but hey, you hate reading so these should be perfect. There are definitely no wasted words here.