Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Teen Talk Tuesday: Boys & Books
Last week a commenter wanted to know what books the boys in my library preferred: genres, titles, authors, fiction vs. nonfiction. So here's a random sample from young men I interviewed as they came in this week. Remember, the names are changed to protect the innocent.
Todd (a junior): prefers High Fantasy and "absolutely no other genres." His favorite series is Adventurers Wanted by M.L. Forman, and his favorite author is Robert Jordan.
Colby (senior): prefers non-fiction but has "no specific titles or authors." For fiction, he prefers Dystopian. His favorite fiction titles are The Eleventh Plague, Tales of a Madman Underground, and Looking for Alaska.
Kevin (sophomore): prefers Humor and Graphic Novels. His favorite series is the Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Nate (junior): prefers Paranormal, Mysteries, and Adventures. His favorite series are Vladimir Tod and The Edge Chronicles.
Sean (junior): prefers Realistic Drama. His favorite author is Coe Booth, and he says he will always read anything by her.
Ken (senior): prefers Dystopian. His favorite is The Hunger Games, but he says he also enjoyed Legend. His favorite author is Darren Shan.
Andre (freshman): prefers non-fiction books on basketball. His favorite series is the Guinness Book of World Records, and he has no favorite author.
What would you like to know from a teenager's perspective?