Unfortunately, many youth consider the Bible to be boring, difficult to understand, and irrelevant to their daily lives. Part of why youth (and adults!) have a difficult time appreciating Scripture is that our standard translations can sound a bit stiff.
Consider introducing them to a translation that uses down-to- earth, contemporary English and talks more like we do. We recommend The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition, which we've seen open the eys of both youth and adults to the meaning and value of Scripture. The New Living Translation: Catholic Reader's Edition is an even newer option that carries a Catholic imprimatur. Try comparing the translation of particular verses at BibleGateway.com to get a better sense for how they read.