I recently read a blog entry by a friend of mine (who is a beautifully eloquent writer) called The Death of a Heroine. In her post, she addresses how characters – particularly females – in the YA genre tend to wade on the shallow end of the life. While I don’t believe this goes for all new books these days, or even most, I admit I’ve found myself asking the same question before. In her blog, Kolsen questions whether these surface level characters are a mirror of our modern day culture. She also voices her belief that even young people yearn for heroes and heroines who dare to break beyond superficiality.
So my question to you: Have you noticed this trend as well? If so, what are your thoughts?