THE heroes of teenage fiction are all far superior to the dull contemporaries who pick on them, it has been confirmed.
Researchers found ‘young adult’ novels invariably focus on a teenage boy or girl who is different and isolated from their peers but soon proves theyre actually way better and that shows them.
Teenager Eleanor Shaw said: I really identified with the Divergent novels, in which a girl discovers that not fitting in with the other kids is actually her superpower so everyone should shut up and listen to her.
I’m not popular with my peers either, for the same basic reason – that I am amazing and they are not.
“Probably I am from space or the future, or am a ghost.”
Literature professor Emma Bradford said: “It’s easy to see why teenagers love books where the hero breaks all the adults rules and brings their stupid world crashing to the ground.
But remember, Harry Potter was the special saviour of the world and he ended up as a middle manager in the Ministry of Magic with three kids.
17-year-old Nikki Hollis said: These books understand us. Its like my friend Susie, who was going out with a smackhead biker in his 40s, really identified with the Twilight novels about an abusive relationship with an addicted nocturnal older guy that turns out to be totally true love.
It was just like Bella and Edward until she got sent to prison.”