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Hermione is dream fictional date

Published 03/03/2011 | 12:01

Emma Watson plays Hermione Granger in the film adaptations of the Harry Potter books
Emma Watson plays Hermione Granger in the film adaptations of the Harry Potter books

Robert Pattinson may be your average Twilight fan's idea of a dream date, but his character Edward has been beaten in a poll to find the most swoon-worthy fictional character - by Hermione Granger.

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Brainy beauty Hermione, from JK Rowling's Harry Potter books, is the most popular fictional dream date for teenage readers, according to the survey.

Almost a quarter of the teenagers surveyed (23 per cent) nominated her character, played by Emma Watson in the films, as their favourite.

Handsome vampire Edward Cullen from the Twilight books - played by R-Patz on the big screen - got 9.9 per cent of the vote. He was beaten in the poll by his Twilight rival, werewolf Jacob Black (14.1 per cent), who is portrayed by Taylor Lautner in the movie version.

The survey, carried out to mark World Book Day, also identified favourite teenage reads past and present.

One in ten of the 1,583 adults who took part in the survey said their favourite book when they were a teenager was The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole.

JK Rowling's stories about the teenage wizard were top of the poll of today's teenagers with 30.5 per cent naming them as favourites.

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