Book Description: Many books and articles have been published in recent years about what teenagers should read and how literature should be taught to teenagers; these ideas and proposals have generated much discussion, but it has not changed the fact that most teenagers don't love to read. In all of this, no one has asked the opinions of those writers whose books focus on teenagers as their main audience -- the very writers kids read and identify with. Because of their unique viewpoint, this select group of authors has much to contribute to the discussion. They express their opinions on the value of the classics, motivating students to read, discussing books, examining controversial issues, teaching science fiction and poetry and the many ways to teach students to write more effectively. This book is a refreshing look at young adult reading, and one that will be enjoyed by teachers as well as parents.