The Curious Book Shop, across from MSU, has been slammed with people of all ages trying to get their hands on a copy of the book, 'The Hunger Games.'
"We've had easily two of three orders withing the last two weeks that we've had to continuously stock up on the books, because people come in and buy them so much," described Curious Books employee Elizabeth Cizek. And it's been that way since January.
"I think that's when I decided, ok, people are talking about it so much, I should probably read the series."
In just two months, she flew through all three: 'The Hunger Games,' 'Catching Fire' and 'Mocking Jay.'
It's about a post-apocalyptic world where people are split into districts. Each year, representatives from each district are forced to play these games against each other to the death, in order to ensure certain amounts of food will be provided for their home district.
"The way she sets up the story makes you wonder, what could possibly come next," continued Cizek.
Cliff-hangers that have attracted many young adults to jump on the band-wagon and read for fun.
"There have been studies that have looked at particularly seventh and eighth grade students," explained Michigan State University Children's Literature Specialist Kristin McIlhagga. "When they are given a choice to have their own selection, so it isn't something that is assigned to them, that it does increase their reading and they read more."
So Although your child may only seem to have an interest in reading when it comes to popular series' like Harry Potter and Twilight, they are still developing essential skills.
"Research has told us the more people read, the better readers they become," continued McIlagga.
There are also tricks parents can use to take those newly sparked interests in reading and help gear them toward more than just the mainstream books.
"We can take interest and say, 'I noticed you really liked that book, will you tell me more about it?' and 'Let's see if we can find more books like it."