Revision with unchanged content. This study investigated whether reading young adult literature motivated young adult ESL learners and hastened their English literacy learning. The primary question considered if reading young adult literature had a positive influence on literacy development and academic confidence for these non-English speaking new immigrant middle school students. The findings suggested that reading young adult literature extensively played a dynamic role in ESL student literacy success. Reading provided a foundation for their development in literacy and helped them think and reason. Reading served as a tool for their success in problem solving. It also helped the ESL participants in this study succeed in their academic performance. The book is a qualitative research case study, anyone interested in qualitative research, middle school education, and ESL student education will find this book a real help for them to better understand ESL students' learning and literacy development.