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Re: Do boys read girls books?

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Posted by Peter Ceresole on June 09, 2017 at 11:30:24 user PeterC.

In Reply to: Re: Do boys read girls books? posted by Mike Jones on June 08, 2017 at 13:11:08:

I had heard of Anne of Green Gables, Katie and what she did, Little Women, and Noel Streatfeild's ballet books, but it never occurred to me to read any of them. But how many girl contemporaries of mine used to read Biggles?

I think that makes sense, in general. Boys will identify more readily with boy characters, and identifying with the characters is certainly important. But I had a sister, and she read Malcolm Saville books... And I certainly read those, and enjoyed them a lot. I suspect that "cross-gender" reading happens a great deal between brothers and sisters.
I don't think that my sister read my Biggles books, but Anne, my (Swiss) wife, who was one of a family of four sisters, told me that they all read Biggles books.

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