I was checking out some sites online and I saw a prompt. It was a rhetorical question shouted out that I felt the need to answer here. It is also, more often than not, misplaced anxiety. First, do we have any reason to suspect that teenagers are reading less than we did at their age?
Why don't teenagers think reading is fun?
Teenagers aren't reading enough tough books – here's why that matters
Keith Topping does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. We may be living in the digital age, but reading books is still a big part of growing up. And the books that young people read — and how difficult they are — can have a massive impact on their ability to understand exam questions, tell fake news apart from real news and get informed and involved in society. To find out what children are reading , I conducted a study of , students in 4, schools across the UK. I found that from to , students read 18,, books: it sounds like a lot, but when I dug down into the data, I found some worrying trends.
A Third of Teenagers Don't Read Books for Pleasure Anymore
Jennifer Ludden. Harry Potter and The Hunger Games haven't been big hits for nothing. Lots of teens and adolescents still read quite a lot.
Some claim that the community in fact isolates teens. Genre, for those not familiar with the term, refers to a type of art that shares similar features. Often, there are standard and common conventions and restraints, as well as common tropes and set-ups.