Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To read or not to read...

I tried to get my 10-year-old son to read George Orwell's Animal Farm recently. He read a few pages gamely, but was mostly uninterested. He'd much prefer to chug along in The Blood of Olympus, the last massive volume in Rick Riordan's massive Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. An adventure story about demigods kicking butt beat an acerbic parable about the failures of Communism. No wonder totalitarianism is winning. (Noah Berlatsky at The Atlantic)

The above comes from a piece about adults reading young adult novels. Interesting. There seems to be a bit of a debate on whether or not adults should do this and whether or not ya novels are good for kids to read. So....to learn more about the debate, click the hyperlinked text in the piece excerpted above. (In other words, click on the text above, read it and then click the links in it.)