By Karen Sampson (SFV LitMingle Coordinator) & Jennifer S. Pitts (former SFV LitMingle Coordinator, current LitMingle Meister)
Have you ever wanted to pick the brain of today’s Young Adult reader? The Minglers at the San Fernando Valley LitMingle did, which is why we invited five voracious teen readers to our June LitMingle to share what they read and why. As to be expected, their answers were as diverse as their backgrounds, but listening to them was extremely insightful. It would be impossible to summarize all the insight given by these bright young readers, but here are a few highlights*:
Social Media and Web
- Teens have Facebook accounts but prefer Instagram, YouTube, and Snap Chat.
- Adult discussions (rants) about politics and current events are of no interest to them.
- Popular YA websites include IndieBound (Kids Next), Epic Reads, and others that cater specifically to teen readers
What Draws Them to Particular Books?