If you are more comfortable with poetry than I am, you may want to tackle writing a whole novel in verse. This post from Almost an Author lists several novels in verse, covering a wide range of plots. The author recommends them to reluctant readers.
My oldest has had to read two novels in verse for school and doesn’t really like them. Perhaps it’s because my oldest is an avid reader and prefers series like Redwall and Guardians of Ga’Hoole.
Have you read a novel in verse than you would recommend?