Some teens seem to have lost interest in reading. They think reading has nothing to offer.
But, says a publication for teenagers developed by Reading Is Fundamental, there are lots of good reasons why teens should read.
For instance, reading can help teens:
Become an expert. Whether teens are interested in stats or spelunking, coins or carburetors, reading can help teens become an expert.
See the world—and travel through time. Books can take teens from the frontiers of the Old West to the frontiers of space...and from the top of the Eiffel Tower to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
Find a cause. Teens are idealists. Reading can help them learn more about people and organizations that support the causes they believe in.
Discover new interests. Through reading, a teen may discover an interest in something they knew nothing about.
Get some free advice. Lots of novels feature teenage characters that have problems and pressures like real life teens are facing. Try to browse through the Young Adult section of the library or bookstore you plan to use this holiday.