Okay readers and writers, I’ve got a question for you to help out another writer friend. When you were a teen, did you actually read what was marketed as teen fiction or had you already bypassed that for adult fiction because the books marketed as teen fiction were written apparently well below your reading level and about characters who bore little resemblance to yourself (because of course YOU didn’t have the brain of an 11 year old and the hormones of a college student, did you?)? Okay, bad me…that’s a biased question, and as a scientist I know better. Perhaps a better question is this: What did you read as a teen (books marketed as teen fiction or adult fiction)? If you read adult fiction, why did you choose that over teen fiction?
Please comment! My friend is sharing these views with her editors.