Trevor Lloyd of West Seattle High suggests that most teen fiction isn’t enough of a challenge to smart readers. He makes very good points (and in a solid writing style), but he only encourages me to up my game in creating high quality fiction that teens will love. Here are a few thoughts from his article News From the Chinook: Tired of young adult reading?:
These days, the teen fiction market enjoys an enormous audience. It seems some girls around school are never seen without a copy of “Twilight” clasped underneath their arm. And while teen fiction rakes in its share of revenue for the publishing houses, when compared to good adult fiction, the majority of teen fiction is often clichéd.
“If a student is capable of reading and comprehending adult fiction… (Read More at the West Seattle Herald).