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Australian teens share their favourite reads in Deakin research project

Researchers at Melbourne’s Deakin University have released results from its survey of 500 Australian teens on what their favourite books or series are, as part of their Teen Reading in the Digital Era research project.

The survey participants’ top 10 books or series by Australian authors are:

  • ‘Once’ series (Morris Gleitzman, Penguin)
  • ‘Treehouse’ series (Andy Griffiths, Pan)
  • ‘Tomorrow’ series (John Marsden, Pan)
  • The Book Thief (Markus Zusak, Picador)
  • Boy Overboard (Morris Gleitzman, Puffin)
  • ‘WeirDo’ series (Anh Do, Scholastic)
  • ‘Deltora Quest’ series (Emily Rodda, Scholastic)
  • ‘Ranger’s Apprentice’ series (John Flanagan, Random House)
  • Zac & Mia (A J Betts, Text)
  • ‘Rondo’ series (Emily Rodda, Scholastic)

The survey participants’ top 10 books or series are:

  • ‘Harry Potter’ series (J K Rowling, Bloomsbury)
  • ‘The Hunger Games’ series (Suzanne Collins, Scholastic)
  • ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ series (Jeff Kinney, Puffin)
  • ‘The Maze Runner’ series (James Dashner, Scholastic)
  • ‘Divergent’ series (Veronica Roth, HarperCollins)
  • ‘Once’ series (Morris Gleitzman, Penguin)
  • The Fault in our Stars (John Green, Penguin)
  • ‘Percy Jackson & the Olympians’ series (Rick Riordan, Puffin)
  • ‘Treehouse’ series (Andy Griffiths, Pan)
  • ‘Skulduggery Pleasant’ series (Derek Landy, HarperCollins)

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, the researchers’ pilot project is based on data collected from students earlier this year, and focusses on ‘platforms, access and diversity’.

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