Re: books with teenage characters only for teenage readers?
no, she said generally. she said that adults can't relate generally.
Most adults aren't going to relate
to someone that young except in passing as the protagonist.
he's 18. he's not that young and a lot of fantasy books have teenage progaonists
she also said:
In short, any editor you submit this too, no matter how carefully you
explain that it's intended for an adult audience, is going to consider
it first for YA because of the protagonist's age.
which is also untrue. it was accepted with one publisher (who went bust)
it's been accepted with another (who im thinking about) and both know and
agree it's adult and neither ever mentioned ya. this is the first time ANYONE
has ever said it to me
and i know it's not wise to argue. i wasn't actually aruging. i had to find out
why she thought it was for kids in case it was my actual writing style or she had
simply made a mistake.
*shrug* she hadn't. but i still think she has, because what she said is daft.