Where the Boys Are


I’ve written a blogpost on the Author Allsorts blog about the current debate over whether there are enough young adult books for boys.

I would describe my blogpost as very STERN. Perhaps even a tiny bit CROSS.

Read the blogpost here.

Then come back and tell me what you think! Do boys read only books about boys?  If so, what do we do to FIX THIS?


  1. I completely agree with this! We shouldn’t categorise books into ‘boy’, ‘girl’, ‘gay’, ‘straight’ etc. If the story is good then that should be all that needs to be said. There is no said rule that a guy can’t read a romance or a girl can’t read a war novel so why should authors matter? 🙂

  2. I think that the question is without sense, becouse boys who likes reading are people as girls, and they choose the gener they like. Even if the mine character is a girl. Girls also reads books with boys as the main character. What I mean is that what matters is the content of the book, not the gender of the author or the main character.

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