Posts Tagged: teenagers

Teen Reading

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At BuzzFeed Books, Anne Helen Petersen expresses nostalgia for the reading she did as a teenager. It’s not so much that she misses the books themselves, though, but rather the “style of reading” associated with being a teen, the kind of full immersion that one isn’t able to achieve as an adult:

As adults, we’re taught to avoid that sort of reading—that sort of envelopment—because it makes us irresponsible.

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What They’re Reading When They’re Not Playing Video Games

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Teenagers aren’t exactly renowned for pouring out their feelings to the adults in their lives.

“It makes me think that this is why The Catcher in the Rye is a classic,” writes Carolyn Ross at The Millions. “People are just so thrilled to hear a teenage boy’s thoughts.”

But you can always get at least a little insight into someone’s thoughts by looking at the books they like, and as a high-school teacher, Ross knows what books teenage boys like.

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