Teenage reading ability slips back to primary school level once they reach 16

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2289371/Teenage-reading-ability-slips-primary-school-level-reach-16.html

Study finds the difficulty of books pupils choose increases until they are 10

But their interest then plummets and by 16 many are picking same books as eight-year-olds and reading less than seven-year-olds

Popular books among Year 11 and Year 4 pupils include the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, by Jeff Kinney, and Roald Dahl’s The Twits

‘Favourite books’ list had one non-fiction – a biography of Wayne Roone

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