In the past few years that I’ve been teaching at Clio, I have noticed more and more students reading. Not only are they reading, but they’re carrying these non-required books from class to class. Now granted, there are always teens reading; I was one of them. But I didn’t go to the book store looking for my next book. I don’t even think I read any young adult books when I was in high school. Whatever I read was usually recommended by my parents.
So what’s changed over the past few years? Is it the quality of the writing? Is it all the aftermath of the Harry Potter phenomenon? I found an article that was written a few years ago addressing these questions. I’d love it if you read it and followed up with your opinions/thoughts. I’m especially interested to know if any of you purposely seek out more complex, deep novels.