What's your favourite book?

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 25 January, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 25 January, 2004, 12:00am

The first five readers to send in their votes will win a Peter Pan 2004 gift set, including an illustrated story book, a t-shirt and postcard, courtesy of Edko Films.

Leo Wong, 15 Rich Dad Poor Dad. Don't let the title fool you, it is a book that teaches you the secrets of making big money (without working hard constantly) when you grow up. It is a guide for investments and teaches you valuable financial lessons for life. This is one of the few books which will help you change the way you see the world. It is a perfect book for young teens like me who are always desperate for money. Don't think that you are too young for this complicated investment stuff, being a teenager is a perfect time to build up your financial knowledge.

Lai Jing Chu, 15 It's a book in Chinese called Fax Diaries (Vol. 7). This is actually a publication of faxes between two ladies, Meiyi and Miao, about their thoughts and daily lives. All the text and illustrations appear to be hand-written and drawn, which makes it much more attractive and easy to read. Even if the subject matter is sometimes depressing or embarrassing they make their experiences and thoughts light-hearted and humorous, as if it is no big deal. So after reading the book, I'd automatically forget about minor unhappy things that had happened and be able to laugh about them instead.

Jah Ying Chung, 14 One of the greatest books I've ever read is The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett. By the title, you can tell it's not your average novel. I read it for reading week at my school and I often caught my friends giving me looks every time I broke the silence with laughter. I loved this book because it was so cleverly written. Every chapter left a smile on my face. After zooming through the first few chapters, I decided to savour it. I would only read a chapter at a time, and save some for later. It's one of those books which you don't want to finish, because you never want the story to end. You soak up the setting, the plot, the characters, and plunge into their world.