Sunday, June 27, 2004

Moving beyond "young adult": The Binghamton, N.Y., Press & Sun-Bulletin discovers teen-agers aren't just reading the old standbys, like Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, anymore:

" ... [S]ummer reading has evolved a lot, to include a slew of books by new authors and the now ubiquitous graphic novels, outgrowths of the comic book that offer up a taste of great art, literary writing and modern-day adventure."

The article then turns to the prose books popular among teens, and runs down "the top 10 books ever" and "the best books to read for fun" (from a survey of teens conducted by the American Library Association).