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Seventeen percent of UK teens ‘often’ read for fun

In the UK, a survey conducted by Scholastic has found only 17% of 15- to 17-year-olds often read for fun, reports the Bookseller. The ‘Kids & Family Reading Report’ surveyed 1755 parents and children about their reading habits, with results showing children’s reading enjoyment drops significantly as they grow older. Kids aged between six and eight are most likely (54%) to read books for fun, which drops to 43% for ages nine to 11 and 24% for 12 to 14. Sixty-five percent of boys and 61% of girls said they want books that make them laugh, while 40% of boys and 53% of girls want books that let them use their imagination. The report can be read online here.


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