Becoming a Reader: The Experience of Fiction from Childhood to Adulthood
A study of the psychological development of readers of fictional stories across an entire lifespan reveals a sequence of stages--as they mature from childhood to adulthood--that affects their responses regardless of personality and background.
Paperback, 238 pages
Published December 31st 2004 by Cambridge University Press
(first published January 28th 1991)
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I liked this book, despite having to struggle through the first two chapters. I think it really gave me some insights into the way I've developed as a reader where previously I would've only been able to point out that what I read has changed and not that my manner of reading has changed as well. Only downpoint for me is the fact that fantasy is linked to an immature way of reading, maybe not made explicit - but this judgement is their between the lines at the very least, while I think you can a...more