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    In this day and age, everyone is all about technology. It seems that everything is being replaced with technology, (I am even typing this on a Chromebook instead of the regular pen and paper). When I was younger,

    Teenagers and reading books, what's the big deal?

    In this day and age, everyone is all about technology. It seems that everything is being replaced with technology, (I am even typing this on a Chromebook instead of the regular pen and paper). When I was younger, I...

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    • Dear Katie,
      I was intrigued by your opinion and topic, “Teenagers and reading books, what’s the big deal?,” because I really wanted to know what your piece had to offer since the title included the question, “what’s the big deal?”. I think your way of telling people to stop reading online… online… is a very interesting one. In your piece you wrote, “The smell and feeling of picking up a new book is something I had forgotten was so important to me”, this is a line that really stood out to me because I find it reassuring. Like you, growing up I loved reading. However, currently I don’t find reading as interesting as I once did. When you said, “In my English class last year, we read every single Wednesday”, I was reminded by something I used to do at my elementary school a few years back. I remember always being excited on the days I had the opportunity to read. Thanks for your writing. I hope you continue to develop your strong ideas because they truly are important. I hope I get tthe chance to read one of your future posts. Thank you for reopening my opinion on reading.
      Sincerely,
      Fernando

    • Katie,
      First of all, congratulations on being showcased and thank you for this well written and well informed piece. I completely agree with you in saying that people who do not read are saddening and are missing out. When I realize how little I myself have been reading lately, dragged down as I am by schoolwork, extracurriculars, commitments with friends, etc., I am, quite frankly, ashamed, and I wish that I, as well as people as a whole, were to read more.
      However, lately I have been listening to quite a few audiobooks and, when my phone is muted, I think it holds just as much merit as a physical book. I can immerse myself in a reader’s voice as well as I can in text, and in my experience it makes challenging texts more accessible.
      What do you think? Is there a way to combine literature and technology without detracting from the former, or is it impossible? Do you listen to audiobooks? Do you enjoy them?
      Roan

    • Dear Katie,
      I also think it is very important to read a lot because now people are only paying attention to their phones. Like you said reading something online isn’t as good as reading an actual book. Plus you might get to distracted.

    • Dear katie
      I do think that kids and teenagers are more into there phones and not there books i really like reading books and i do have friends that like books and we read every single day i think that they do need to read more and get reading and not use there phones even though i have a phone i don´t use it very often like most of my other friends do i just read.

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         Everyone has those moments in life where you stop and think to yourself, “I, am going to remember this forever.” Sometimes they are good memories, beautiful stories with friends you will someday tell your c

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