I told my sister of this quote recently, in regards to my 13 yo nephew who doesn’t want to read. Later he said emphatically “I am NOT a reader”. His little sister piped up with “actually you are a reader, you just haven’t found the right book yet”. Made us smile.
Any ideas for 13 year old boys with a resistance to reading?
Our list only considered readers up to the age of 12. The Young Adult genre now offers a host of reading options though, connecting to an endless range of themes. Another option to engage young readers is with the novelisation of popular movies. If they read the novel to a movie they love they can discover extra background on the plot and characters, so they have an extra incentive to keep turning the pages.