“As the content of young adult literature matures, libraries are experiencing a boom in enthusiastic teen readers. Teens say they’re attracted to the printed word because today’s literature honestly reflects their lives…”
So says this interesting article, however, while it sounds like good news I wonder if this is true accross all socio-economic strata and in inner cities where libraries are closing due to funding and poorer families don’t frequent bookstores.
Also as usual, I see that the majority of teen readers spoken of this article are female, which leads me to wonder once again “where are the books geared at our young men?” Are there really niche books out there for all as is claimed by the article? You tell me.