Who is your favourite author?

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 25 February, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 25 February, 2007, 12:00am

Arusha Khan, 17

I adore many authors, but my current favourite is romance novelist Celeste Bradley. She created The Liar's Club - riveting tales of espionage, romance, action and mystery set in 19th-century London. She has combined all the genres and themes I love into an addictive series.

Bianca Brown, 14

Li Cunxin. His autobiography, Mao's Last Dancer, tells a of a life enriched by sheer determination and willpower. Li signed my copy of his book with 'Strive for your dreams'. This is how I now live my life.

Christopher Ying, 17

I don't read much. But there is one author whose books I do enjoy reading every once in a while. Anne Rice's series of horror books, such as Queen of the Damned and Interview with a Vampire, have a distinctive style and sometimes they actually give me the creeps!

Daisy Ho, 17

Charles Dickens. He wrote popular books such as Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol. Dickens' stories always have a moral that he hoped would make a positive impact on children.

Mitch Abernethy, 15

Definitely John Grisham. He writes great legal dramas, such as The Runaway Jury, with a quick and witty style that never seems to slow down. And besides, anyone who can make being a lawyer seem interesting must be a decent writer!

Micah Sandt, 17

It would have to be Oscar Wilde. He is the most clever and witty author I have ever read. His writing not only makes me laugh, it makes me cry, learn and think. He continues to teach and inspire with his brilliant, quotable books.

Julia Epstein, 17

At the moment, it's John Marsden. When I went to China on a camping expedition recently, my friend brought along a book from the Tomorrow series which we read every night in our tent. His characters are easy to empathise with, and the storylines are gripping.

Matthew Waugh, 16

John Marsden. I never really liked to read until I found myself spending every free moment trying to finish his Tomorrow series. It is an awesome set of books. I haven't found anything else I enjoy since I finished them.

Surmayee Tetarbe, 14

I don't actually have a favourite author. I can pretty much read anything. I trust my friends' and family's choices, and sometimes, I'll find an interesting book on the shelves when I'm browsing. I like all kinds of books and different authors appeal to me at different times.

Victoria Lam, 17

Roald Dahl. I love his children's stories because they're not just fun and entertaining, they always have a meaning. His adult stories are full of black humour and surprises. Movies based on his stories are also great to watch. Read Dahl and you'll never know a dull moment!

Our ultimate Top Teen will win a Nokia 7360 worth HK$1,698.

Last round's Top Teen winner is Alistair Cameron. He wins a Motorola MOTORAZR V3x mobile phone.

The first 10 readers to vote this week will win a special prize from SYP.