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EATmum Fri 18-Jul-14 19:44:06

Ok, slightly random query here. I've returned to a novel I was working on about a decade ago and on re-reading it have decided this should be a book for a teen audience. However, my protagonist is mid/late twenties. My question is - does the main protagonist for a children's or teen book need to be the age of the readership (or close to it)? I have a feeling that she should ...
Thanks for any thoughts ...

Skylerwh1te Fri 18-Jul-14 21:33:22

For YA you should really cap at about 17 or 18. And it's aspirational so for that your reader would be a bit younger. At least I believe so.

EATmum Fri 18-Jul-14 22:14:06

Thanks Skyler. That's what I was thinking. I guess she can't be a college lecturer then ... need to do some thinking around this one!! Thank you.

schmalex Sat 19-Jul-14 06:56:58

There's always NA (new adult)! Similar but protagonists usually 18-25...

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