Consider this: The current most-popular teen media is Disney's High School Musical (HSM), and its soundtrack, school adaptations, concerts, etc. As evidenced by its popularity, HSM speaks to the issues facing teens, and it does so in a positive manner. Teens love it.
Now, contrast HSM with the vile nonsense promoted by adults, especially some teachers. While HSM is upbeat, these teachers do whatever they can to attract children to the dark side of life. Why? Teachers say that only trash such as The Perks of Being a Wallflower can hold the attention of children today. Yet, HSM proves otherwise.
So, why do some teachers want children to view the evils that entice these teacher's souls? Simple: To inculcate children into the nonsense that is the heart and soul of these adults.
There is truly something wrong - evil - with adults who desire children to read garbage such as The Perks when children want a positive story of life's challenges.