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How concerned should we be about reading level?

What do you read for fun?
Tracy Luehrs writes a spirited defence of teen and adult reading habits in the wake of a study that maintains teens are choosing below-grade-level books when they read for pleasure. (read her complete article)
"...I know that I'm preaching to the choir, but I have to say it: Challenging fiction is more than just big words. Fiction, especially after elementary school, is challenging because of characterization, themes, figurative language and all that other stuff which is hard to put a number on."