A wise article about what works in YA fiction, with words from a number of authors, some new to me that I'll be following up.
Next step: Which Australian writers are producing books of this kind?
"Writing books that appeal to boys is a joy and a challenge.
Here are some “boots on the ground” perspectives from readers, teachers, and librarians, as well as invaluable insights shared by children’s authors Darren Shan, Ellen Hopkins, Tim Wynne-Jones, and break-out debut novelist, Scott Blagden on how to reach this important readership."
Via Heather Stapleton, Wilma Carter