I just gave my 9th grade students their books to read today. They have a choice of three books, two of which are fairly easy by 9th grade standards and one of which is difficult. I gave them a class in the library today to choose the book they wanted, and we previously did a class where they saw blurbs about the book and did some background investigation. Some students seem up for reading, but many told me they hate reading. How do you recommend addressing those kinds of attitudes? Keep in mind this is a class (and a year group) that is generally very difficult to motivate, and seems to take pride in being sort of the bad group.