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Younger readers turn to e-books

NEW YORK — E-books may finally be catching on with the toughest of customers: young people.

A report commissioned by children’s publisher Scholastic Inc. finds that 46 percent of respondents between the ages of 9 and 17 had read an e-book as of 2012, compared with 25 percent in 2010. And around half of those who have not read an e-book say they want to do so. But the appeal of paper remains. Around 80 percent of kids who read an e-book still read print books, according to Monday’s report.

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