In the age of TV on demand, social media and video games, it can be hard to get teenagers to switch off the screen and pick up a book instead.
Hard — but not impossible.
Holly Godfree, a teacher librarian at a public school in Canberra, says books have many drawcards — like their ability to provide an emotional experience.
“There’s something about literature and a story, and the fact that it explores the human condition, which fills a really important need,” Ms Godfree says.
“Teenagers will come…