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Why teens should still read

The rate of teens who "never" or "only occasionally" read for fun has nearly tripled since 1984, according to a recently released report. Some say teens are rejecting opportunities to learn if they don't read for enjoyment.

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Despite the popularity of young adult books such as "Twilight," "Divergent" and "The Hunger Games," the rate of tweens and teens who read daily and read for enjoyment has "dropped precipitously," according to a recently released Common Sense Media report.
The report, which includes multiple studies, cites statistics that demonstrate the rate of teens who "never" or "only occasionally" read for fun has nearly tripled since 1984. "At the same time, the percent who report reading almost every day has dropped, from 35 percent to 27 percent among 13-year-olds and from 31 percent to 19 percent among 17-year-olds," the report ...

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