I recently stumbled across Steph Su's awesome blog and wanted to share it with my readers. I'm a little late on it, I suppose, as she's already got over 1,000 followers. But I can totally understand why. Steph is a college student and she also reviews YA books on her blog. For those of us aspiring to make our blogs into inviting and well organized sites, check hers out...it's beautiful!
In addition to her pretty blog, the content is mind-blowing. Having read more books than I can count, Steph has an better idea on what is needed in YA than most of us. She's compiled a list of things that she feels is missing in YA Contemporary novels. As I read, I could see exactly what she was talking about in my own writing. It also gave me some great ideas for future projects. If you write YA, especially contemporary, give her article a read; you will laugh when she describes the devices that you know are totally in your novel!
I can't believe Steph hasn't written anything herself yet, but I'm sure when she does, she'll find herself to be super-successful! She's got it all figured out!
What's Missing In YA Lit? The Contemporary Edition