Every bookish blog I visit has their own form of discussion feature while I’m sitting here alone, thinking, hmm, what can I do to make my blog more exciting and unique? So I decided, why not start my own feature where I can talk about random bookish topics? And so, Let’s Speculate was created.
The topic I chose for this week is Why Are There So Few Young Adult Books Told From A Male Point-of-View? Out of all the Young Adult books I’ve read last year, a measly five of them were probably told from a male point-of-view. Why is that?
1. Most Young Adult book authors are women.
For some reason, most Young Adult book authors are women. We girls don’t know exactly how guys think, especially teenage guys, so it makes sense that women Young Adult authors would avoid writing from a male point-of-view to prevent fatal book flaws.
2. Young Adult books told from male point-of-view doesn’t sell as much as Young Adult books told from female point-of-view.
I don’t know why, but it’s true. For some reason, readers don’t like it, probably because most book lovers are girls, which brings me to my next point.
3. Boys rarely read Young Adult books, so it makes sense to write Young Adult books from a female point-of-view instead of male point-of-view since boys don’t read much Young Adult books.
This is pretty much self-explanatory. I myself have not seen any guy read a Middle Grade book or a Young Adult book.
So these are all the reasons why I think there are such few Young Adult books out there told from the male point-of-view. What do you think?