Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Response to Boys as Reluctant Readers

As I scan YA titles and plot blurbs, I find it striking the dominant themes are Alcoholism in the family, Abuse, Addiction, Abduction, and peer Approval, and those are just the "A's." Why would any boy spend time with some female protagonist agonizing over her miseries in such situations? Boys don't want to read about such. I know. I raised four.

Where are the books written today for boys? Who is writing for today's boys?

Comment by James Cotton, author of The Boys of Summers Run.