It seems guys are happy, engaged readers up until they hit about 15 or so (younger?), and then in the same way our young ladies stop pursuing math and science, our young men stop pursuing literature.
Not being a MOB (mother of boys), I can't speak to this issue. And I don't have any older teen guys near me to quiz. I would go grab one on the street, but, well, school's back in...
So I ask anyone who might know: What are your young men reading?
If you have a male aged 13-19 in your house, grab his PSX and run behind the couch. Don't give it back until he answers one/two question(s):
- What type of book(s) would you read if you had to (or wanted to)?
- What's the last book you read and liked?
- Why aren't you reading???
Is there a YA male audience? Or do our boys go straight from MG to the adult section. If so, can that be changed?
Older male readers please weigh in--Did you stop reading at this age? Why or why not? What drew you to a book? What made you toss it out the window? (Ladies, quiz your men...)
And what's all this business about Trains?
I've decided to save that for Thursday, so come on back and we'll chat more then.
Mockingjay drops tomorrow... woot-woo! :o)