I’ve seen several students read and re-read book series, graphic novels, and manga series, and it makes me sick in my stomach. There are so many books to read. My list keeps getting bigger and bigger. I just can’t read fast enough, and my students are reading the same book over and over again!
It’s not the end of the world. It will be okay. I’ve learned from experienced librarians, and watching one of my own kids, that eventually they’ll move on. Eventually they’ll graduate and move on to the next series, or something more “literary”. To paraphrase one school librarian, they will get what they need out of that series, and move on to the next. Eventually they will get tired of the same thing over and over, and eventually land on regular books.
Hey, at least they’re reading!