The Most Popular Book Genres for Teens in the Binghamton Community
By Alice G
I wondered what book genres teenagers like the most. Do teens like Romance, Horror, and Adventure books the most? Or do they like Science and Classic books the most? The question to be answered is what type of books are teens drawn to more and how do these books influence them?
I asked Nathan from Binghamton High School What Genres between Romance, Horror, and Adventure books to Science and Classic books are the most popular with Teens? He replied, “Pretty much Romance. It talks about the love of your life and wanting to be with her someday in the future.” Then I asked him, “What makes this genre so popular?” and he replied, “Because it’s related to the future.”
I then asked another student, Ariel, what her genres she thought were most popular with teens. “It depends on what their interests are and what they like to read about,” she said. “Personally, I like different types of genres, but it depends on the book.” What do you like about these different types of genres? I asked. “The reason I like different types of genres is because I like the storyline, what the characters do, and the different personalities of the characters.” Then I asked her what makes a book popular. “The way the book was written and it depends what teens like.
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