In case I gave the wrong impression in my last post, writing for the 12 to 13 set is not easy. There are certainly some important things to consider when crafting a compelling story for that crowd. One of course, is the point of view. If you are wanting to pull in the 13 year boys to read your adventure novel, don’t make your protagonist an adult. Kids want to read about themselves. They want a character that they can see themselves in, someone that they can jump inside of and become a part of the story. Adult characters are best as the wise old guy who gives them stuff or the villain. Definitely the villain.
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