So, what’s the slug in YA genre? Someone on Goodreads posed a good question: Is there any originality out there? There seems to be molds every writer is trying to fit into. Let’s name two popular molds:
The Twilight Mold
The Hunger Games Mold
The Twilight mold has a basic plotline like this:
Girl meets boy
Boy turns out to be supernatural
Possible love triangle?
The Hunger Games Mold:
Fighting for survival(some supernatural slant possible)
I can not fault authors who write within the paranormal or dystopian lines. Their storylines are basically original and the characters are unique so I can not be mad. However if teens are feeling as if their reading choices have become stale, what can we do to shake it up?
Crank by Ellen Hopkins
Halflings by Heather Burch(Twilight fans will love this, but at least it has the faith factor for Christian Readers)
Monster and other great books by Christopher Pike
I hear that another book, Divergent is swinging on the mountain of success as well.
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