Are the teenagers still reading books?

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Post by Ducky » 02 Sep 2010, 15:44

I think HOW they're going to read books is changing - but the day people stop reading is the end of the world for me.

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Post by YellowButterfly85 » 04 Sep 2010, 02:43

I recently read somewhere that this teen generation is the generation of the readers. I kind of have to agree. One of my friends has a younger sister, and she's always reading books that have been recommended to her by girls at school. Some of the books I have read, like "Pretty Little Liars" is a big one (they read just about every topic from sex to drugs). A new book that teens should read is one that was recently given to me. It's a suspense by a new author, Virginia Frazier, called "Wavering." If anyone has ever worried about their young daughters dating in this crazy world, then you should read this.

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Post by Perrywinkle47 » 04 Sep 2010, 02:52

Ducky wrote:I think HOW they're going to read books is changing - but the day people stop reading is the end of the world for me.


I totally agree, today's kids are more exposed to the world than kids were ever before. And they read a lot, no matter if it is in printed form or in electronic.

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Post by Alexa12345 » 07 Sep 2010, 18:35

Dina wrote:I recently read somewhere that this teen generation is the generation of the readers. I kind of have to agree. One of my friends has a younger sister, and she's always reading books that have been recommended to her by girls at school. Some of the books I have read, like "Pretty Little Liars" is a big one (they read just about every topic from sex to drugs). A new book that teens should read is one that was recently given to me. It's a suspense by a new author, Virginia Frazier, called "Wavering." If anyone has ever worried about their young daughters dating in this crazy world, then you should read this.


Hmmm, you know a happy example, but i'm afraid that the teens that i got to know don't read anymore nothing but in the happiest way, blogs and internet pages, but not even books online.
I'm afraid for the future or culture and the development of the teens at this age.
And i know since i was a teen: i loved reading, i was "eating" books, but if it was for school i was pulling back.

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Post by Perrywinkle47 » 10 Sep 2010, 01:30

Also, teens now prefer movies more as that is less time consuming and more animating..

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Post by BambiA93 » 10 Sep 2010, 21:16

Dina wrote:I recently read somewhere that this teen generation is the generation of the readers. I kind of have to agree. One of my friends has a younger sister, and she's always reading books that have been recommended to her by girls at school. Some of the books I have read, like "Pretty Little Liars" is a big one (they read just about every topic from sex to drugs). A new book that teens should read is one that was recently given to me. It's a suspense by a new author, Virginia Frazier, called "Wavering." If anyone has ever worried about their young daughters dating in this crazy world, then you should read this.


I have to agree that although teenagers might be reading different kinds of books than what maybe what their parents read, they're still reading, which is what's important, right? I have read Wavering, and I have to say that it scared me to think that one day what happened to Joy could happen to me. I couldn't stop reading it from day one of getting it in the mail from Amazon. It's a great book.

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Post by Perrywinkle47 » 11 Sep 2010, 10:52

Sounds good, I'll add wavering in my to-be-read books..

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Post by Muerto » 04 Dec 2010, 20:52

Of course not! Well.... I guess I"m just speaking for myself I'm not sure if many kids where I live read books. I have a fantastic library in my school, I think of it as my second home.

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Post by Sophius » 05 Dec 2010, 20:52

I'm fourteen, and I have loved reading since I was five. However, I regret to say that teenagers who read are a dying breed. I only know one other teenager that reads religiously, otherwise everyone I know hates books.

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Post by Zekes » 06 Dec 2010, 00:24

I think yes for as long as there is a good books to read then there will be teens will be hooked on it. Reading is fun and exciting hobby.

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Post by Ama Idim » 04 Aug 2017, 04:58

Most I know don't read, but there are still a few that love reading and aspire to write their own books.

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Post by IanYanny » 19 Sep 2017, 06:45

Alexa12345 wrote:Because now is said that they don't, because of the Inernet. Did the taste for a book dissapeared?
I have to disagree. I know a lot of teenagers and they enjoy reading a lot. From Wattpad books(either published or online, a big hit here in the Philippines) to new YA novels. I have to admit they are more updated when it comes to new books.

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Post by Star88 » 10 Oct 2017, 20:31

Plenty of teens still read. More of them are reading electronically, I think. If teens did not read, then I think books like Twilight, The Hunger Games, and Harry Potter would not be as popular as they are today.

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