I've spent the past two days on Absolute Write discussing why boys don't read YA with a few fabulous people and a few less than fabulous people. You can find the discussion here. I assume that this was started by the #yalitchat. I don't use twitter and my YA Lit Chat account is dormant so I was out of the loop until I found that thread.
Now, I'm not one to let internet debates rile me up. But, I was prepared to write a rant. Instead, a wonderful person over here did it for me. Read this. You'll thank me later. And don't forget to check out the comments section.
More on this here and here.