Writing Books for Boys
When I recommended a new book for my pre-teen boys, the first question was:
"Is the main character a boy?"
My boys want to read books about other boys. They enjoy books with female main characters (think Hunger Games) but they crave something more relatable.
At the same time, the market is flooded with dystopian and space fantasy novels for young adults. Don't get me wrong, I love Red Rising, I just want more traditional adventures and science fiction tales. More Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and Looking for Alaska.
In a day where we no longer walk into a bookstore and browse (but don't forget your local library!), this site makes great books easy to find, especially if you're shopping for a boy.
In addition to my own writing, I recommend books by age, genre, and reading level. My blog highlights some of the newest releases, and offers tips for getting boys interested in reading.