My oldest son reads. And reads. And reads.
Reading books 3 times for mastery:
The first read, he experiences the story. The second read, he picks up on nuances or details he may have overlooked in his haste to enjoy the story. The third read, he solidifies questions, but also takes a critical look at the work.
At 11, yes: he’s a serious reader. Bibliophile. Future editor, perhaps?
Comics, classics, poetry, playwriting: he devours with zeal. The burning question: “What will happen next?”
Curiosity, love of life, passion for words, interesting characters, plot twists, light versus dark: his imagination afire, he reads.