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I'm very pleased to welcome Harmony from Harmony Book Reviews today (emerging from her MG-in-a-week challenge...which I think is awfully impressive!) to tell us what she'd like to see on the YA shelf.
I had the great fun of meeting Harmony in person when I went to ALA in Washington DC, and she is just the nicest person and a great advocate of books.
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One thing I think that's missing in YA is well-rounded books. What I mean by that is a book where it's not just the main character and the main plot that's relateable and developed but EVERYTHING. I love it when minor characters and subplots are just as developed and realistic as the main plot, without taking over.
My 3 Fave YA's:
Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert
Willow by Julia Hoban
Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
Thank you, Harmony!
Readers, what do you think makes a well-rounded book? Who are some of your favorite, well-developed secondary characters in YA? What would you like to see more of? Comment for a chance to win this week's book prizes, plus a chance to win the big prize! (US addresses only, sorry!)
This What YA Bloggers Want series is in honor of YALSA's Teen Read Week and National Book Month (even though we've already spilled over into November because of an outpouring of blogger amazingness...ah well, more prizes)!