The Online Book Consumption Practices of Teen Readers: Mapping the Digital Ecology of Young Adult Fiction

The Online Book Consumption Practices of Teen Readers: Mapping the Digital Ecology of Young Adult Fiction

Team member and QUT PhD candidate Amy Schoonens is researching the consumption practices of YA fiction on social media by teens and other content creators (including authors and publishers). Amy explores the ways teens use their reading experience to engage in digital and social media spaces creatively, critically, socially, and in ways that represent an extension of their book engagement and recreational reading practices. These practices include:

  • Reviewing and rating the book
  • Recreating the book in some form, such as book covers, or character fashion
  • Curating aesthetics and themes from the book through digital image collages
  • Creating memes about books and other kinds of fandoms

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