June 28, 2013
IS IT TRUE THAT “BOYS DON’T READ?” Or is it just true that they don’t read books for girls? “Boys don’t read, on the whole, about sparkly vampires or angsty teen problems. They want stories that speak to them. Adventure and fun and characters they can identify with. (Sound familiar?) So they turn to other options, manga being just one of them. But the publishing powers that be fail to recognize that fact.” And to video games, which have overrun both movies and books in terms of appeal to boys.