So, the boy (13) wasn’t much into reading, but he had to make a book report, and his brother and I cajoled him into reading Microbe Hunters. He absolutely loved it. I had already noted that he doesn’t care much for reading fiction, but he does seem to read every “weird facts” book he runs into.
Long story short, I’m thinking after microbe hunters, maybe a Carl Sagan, but I read them all so long ago, I’m mixing them in my mind and can’t decide which is the most approachable. He’s a smart kid, very much into science and art, but as I said, not very experienced in book reading. Any suggestions? (I would also welcome recommendations for non-Carl Sagan books.)