It is National Poetry Month and yes, even in YA land we are acknowledging it! I recently read Bull by David Elliott which is a re-imagining of the timeless story of Theseus and the Minotaur for a new generation. Oh, and it is written in verse. Do not let this scare you! The story is hilarious, bawdy, and filled with the drama that we knows and love from classic Greek myths.
For people who are weary readers, novels written in verse are a great option because they are short (I read this book in about an hour – but that is also because it was so funny that I couldn’t put it down). So give it a try!