• A& C Black | 02 February 2006 |

    My books get a mention in a poll conducted by A&C Black, which apparently asked 100,000 teenagers what they REALLY like to read!


    And now a list of what teenagers really read. A poll of 100,000 11-16 year olds by publishers A&C Black aims to shed some light on what teenagers really do read.

    Forget Paradise Lost and Don Quixote, teenagers prefer to secretly pore over glamour model Jordan’s autobiography and the Kama Sutra, according to a story in the Daily Mail.

    Parents may also be alarmed to discover their children are reading How to Cope with Your Parents and Melvin Burgess’ controversial novel for teenagers about heroin addiction, Junk, according to the paper.

    This is A&C Black's Ultimate Teen Book Guide, as published in the Daily Mail:

    The books that children cannot put down
    Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
    Alex Rider series – Anthony Horowitz
    A Series of Unfortunate Events – Lemony Snicket
    The Lord of the Rings trilogy – JRR Tolkien
    The Saga of Darren Shan series – Darren Shan
    His Dark Materials trilogy – Philip Pullman
    The Diamond Girls – Jacqueline Wilson
    A Child Called ‘It’ – Dave Pelzer
    Girl 15, Charming but Insane – Sue Limb
    Holes – Louis Sachar


    … And the ones they hide from their parents
    Angus, Thongs and Full-frontal Snogging – Louise Rennison
    Girls in Love – Jacqueline Wilson
    A Child Called ‘It’ – Dave Pelzer
    Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
    Junk – Melvin Burgess
    Coping with Parents – Peter Corey
    Kama Sutra – Sage Vatsyayana
    Bumface – Morris Gleitzman
    Forever – Judy Blume
    Being Jordan – Katie Price


    Is this cause for alarm...?

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