This week is National Young Readers week!
And to celebrate at Paisley YMCA, we asked some of our young people during this week their current favourite book and why;
“My favourite book is My Best Friends Exorcism, I like it because it’s spooky. I saw it on a reading app and it looked interesting.”
“My favourite book is either A Good Girls Guide to Murder, Inheritance Games trilogy and Scythes trilogy … Folk of the Air, as they are an escape from reality.”
“I like The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person by Frederick Joeseph, because he talks about the truth of being a person of colour in high school. I also like My Hidden Race by Anyika Onuora because as an Olympic runner, she talks about how people try to hold you back as a person of colour.”
“I am reading Pony Camp Diaries; it’s okay.”
According to the National Literacy Trust, the rates of regular reading for children and young people is at an all-time low in 2023. However as seen above, many of our young people gave us some proof of some excellent and engaging reading material with a diverse media diet. We will always promote reading as fun and important hobby for young people and we love to hear which books are grabbing their interest!
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