Friday, February 06, 2009

Tweens are the "in crowd!"

Tweens. They're a hot market, they're complicated, and there are two in the White House: Sasha and Malia Obama.

What do tweens consider cool? Music was at the top of the list, followed by going to the movies. "Being smart" ranked third tied with video games followed by electronics, sports, fashion and protecting the environment, according to a report.

Read the article in USA Today

Are you a tween? What do YOU think is cool?

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Mary Cunningham
Cynthia's Attic Books for Tweens


Regan Black said...

My tween would probably rank video games 1st, 2nd and 3rd, thinking that being smart, electronics, and movies were all rolled up into that one header. Boys!

Thankfully, he's got diverse tastes in reading and put me on to some great YA authors.


Mary Cunningham said...

It's so hard getting boys to read, Regan. You've definitely had a good influence on him!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'm not a tween, but I do write YA.
My nephews hated to read, so computer games would be at the top of their list. I don't know if they are cool, but they think they are cool!

L. Diane Wolfe

Mary Cunningham said...

I can't really complain about the computer games because we got a new Wii for Christmas.

Hate to say how much fun it is:>}

©DGreer said...

Great post, Mary. I just love our little First Family girls. Let's send them a box of books for Christmas! Quake Books, of course.;)


Linda Austin said...

Well, it's certainly cool to have two tweens in the White House! My tweenie girl puts video games and those online computer game sites (Club Penguin, etc.) at the top of her list, too. And cell phones - nice ones, not like mine.

Mary Cunningham said...

Seems the consensus is video games and more video games!

Iris said...

I am officially a teen! My younger brother however is a tween, and like Mom says, would videogames at the top of the list every time...

And also like she said, he has a great taste in authors. He's on a mythical-fantasy-in-the-real-world kick right now... He's always like Grecian tales and history. On that thought, me too!

Mary Cunningham said...

Thanks for the comment, Iris. Nice to see that you and your brother enjoy reading!

©DGreer said...

You kids will like Zamora's Ultimate Challenge, our new book that's coming out soon!