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Do boys read girls books?

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Posted by andy clayton on June 08, 2017 at 03:07:38 user cousin_jack.

Lauren Child, who writes Charlie and Lola stories, has become the new Children's Laureate. She has expressed concern that boys are not inclined to read books that have a lead girl. Ransome changed the gender of Taqui Altounyan to John Walker to improve the balance of S&A but there is still a preponderance of females in the series. Certainly the leaders, or the ones who narrate the viewpoint are often the girl characters. Did this affect the interest of any of the male readers here? I am thinking not at all or they still wouldn't be reading them today. Thoughts?

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