Tag: young adult fiction

  • The BS column: Teenage wasteland/ What to read before you get old

    (This is a longer version of this week’s Speaking Volumes column, carried in the Business Standard, September 1, 2009) Teenagers watch movies and play online games, but they don’t read any more. Today’s children aren’t interested in books. Familiar complaints, often voiced in “readers are an endangered species” arguments, but they miss two crucial points.…