What I Leave Behind by Alison Mcghee is a great book for reluctant readers (especially boys!). After his dad commits suicide, Will tries to overcome his own misery by secretly helping the people around him in this story made up of one hundred chapters of one hundred words each. He lives with his mother and walks every day to his job at the local dollar store where he gets little gifts for the people in his life as an attempt to fix the wrongs in their lives.
This book was emotional but beautiful. The short format makes each word more important. I really enjoyed reading this book!