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?
Sharon Creech’s “Love that Dog” is …sort of in verse. I heard it first as a read-aloud from one of my profs- loved it!
My oldest read “Booked” by Kwame Alexander and didn’t like it. It tells a story about a boy who loves soccer in a series of poems. Sounds like a clever idea, but I haven’t read it.
One of the teachers at my school is using one of his books- The Crossover, I think? He loved it. I only did a quick skim through, but then, I’m not big into basketball (and this other teacher is) so maybe it was the content that didn’t quite grab me. (Or the fact that I was just skimming it between classes 🙂 )