So, Teens Can Write, Too is back, along with their blog chain! Yay! So, anyway, this month’s prompt looked like a lot of fun, and I figured… hey, why not?
What kinds of YA Fiction books would you like to see more of?
First of all, I’d like a bit more… variety in the romance department. More LGBTQ+ characters. Characters who don’t fall in love. That kind of thing. YA seems cliche now, if only because of all the love triangles. I don’t mind romance, but how about something without it for a change?
Also, I would enjoy some more fantasy. Vampire stories are not included. Quality fantasy is hard to find in the YA area; I really wish there was more.
On that subject: I also want more sci-fi. Dystopian novels are so overdone; it seems like most of them are just like The Giver ripoffs.
Fourth: More John Green. ‘Nuff said.
I know there are quite a few of these, but I really enjoy retellings of fairy tales. So some more of those would be nice too.
Another: More historical fiction. I really enjoy good historical fiction, but it’s hard to find in the YA genre.
And, finally: some smart, nerdy girls. There are tons of romances where nerdy guys fall in love with cool girls… why not the other way around?