I think that it is very important for teens to experience and enjoy reading because it expands the imagination while it is still developing and provides a wealth of knowledge. Reading allows you to escape and find a whole new world on the page. There is a genre out there for everyone, no matter your interests; whether it be fiction, fantasy, nonfiction, comics, or biographies. Once you find your perfect genre, you can't help but get sucked into it.
In middle school, I enjoyed reading fantasy, romance, and coming of age novels. Middle school was when I first developed my love for reading and began experimenting with different genres to see what I liked. My favorite authors in middle school were Jenny Han and John Green.