Oh, teens and their fancy electronic gadgets.

A 16-year-old boy in Ballston, Virginia is in some trouble after he whacked his mother over the head with a frying pan after she wouldn't let him borrow her Kindle.

The boy has been charged with malicious wounding and destruction of property.

It's unclear if the mom was hurt, but, hey, she should at least take some solace in knowing her son takes a very serious interest in reading.

[BetaBeat]