The very first novel in verse I ever read was A Bad Boy Can be Good for a Girl  by Tanya Lee Stone. I’m by no stretch of the imagination a fast reader and picking up a book of poetry (in any form) is usually not my first instinct. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Stone’s book was not only an incredibly quick read (I’m talking about a couple of hours – if that – one afternoon), but that the free verse poetry was accessible and enhanced the storytelling. Since my first experience with a novel in verse, I’ve read and enjoyed many. If you’re looking for a quick read – maybe you don’t have a lot of time but still want to get your read on OR you need to find a fast read for school – I would definitely recommend checking out a novel in verse.