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Reading and promoting YA novels is something Teacher Librarians do all day, everyday.

Yet considering the composition of YA novels from the author’s viewpoint, how they decide not just on the plot, but on the characters to be included in the novel, is not something that has ever been high on my radar.

Gaining insights from an article by Sally Nicholls published in The Guardian: Why children’s authors shouldn’t always ‘kill the parents’  though opens our eyes to just some of the complex decisions that need to be made by authors prior to writing their novels.

Aiming to debunk advice given to writers for young people “to get rid of the parents as a first rule”, Nicholls opens our eyes to a range of reasons to provide young readers opportunities to enjoy the warmth and security of happy families.

Have a read of the article.   It’s quite enlightening.

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