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Favorite Reading for Boys: Fantasy Novels for Struggling Readers

Girls, by contrast, choose far more sophisticated literature, according to this British study of reading habits. In Britain, Australia and other countries, educators are trying to solve the literacy gender issue. This study pinpoints the ages 13-16 as the time when the gaps are most pronounced.

In the United States, the reading gender gaps are just as wide, but the issue is ignored. And then college admissions officers scratch their heads and wonder where all the boys have gone.

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