3 comments Add yours
  1. This is a pretty cool article. When I was in school, most of my fellow students along with me would read for pleasure. (TV wasn't the widespread phenomena it's now become; depending on where you lived, you'd be lucky if you had more than two stations. LOL) Do school-age teenagers read for amusement today? The descriptions of varied material in this "reportage" along with potential readers is most amusing. Thanks for posting it.

  2. Speaking as a 14 year old boy, I can't say I see too many kids my age reading for fun nowadays. In elementary school, they forced you to take out two books a week from the library, which encouraged some people to read. I do consider myself one of the more well-read kids, but I don't think I spend quite as much time as I should reading.

    I think it's a bit of a peer pressure thing. When a certain book or series is suddenly 'in', it seems everyone is reading for a while. I've also sometimes seen some 'cool' kids alone in the school library who immediately gather their books and scarper the moment another kid spots them. I think it's a little sad, but that's what I noticed.

Leave a Reply