Poll: Should grown-ups read books meant for kids?

We’ve got Joel Stein joining us tomorrow. Kerri tweeted a link to a column he wrote explaining why he wouldn’t read The Hunger Games or any other young adult novels:

I have no idea what “The Hunger Games” is like. Maybe there are complicated shades of good and evil in each character. Maybe there are Pynchonesque turns of phrase. Maybe it delves into issues of identity, self-justification and anomie that would make David Foster Wallace proud. I don’t know because it’s a book for kids. I’ll read “The Hunger Games” when I finish the previous 3,000 years of fiction written for adults.

Kerri was inundated with comments, as was the New York Times.

What do you think?

Stephanie Curtis, social media host