I’ve started reading Divergent. It’s still a thing, right? It’s moving kind of slow, but the story is interesting and there are enough mysteries and unanswered questions to keep me reading. Although the hinted future romance between Four and Tris is making me want to throw the book across the room.
So here is a question: what makes a good YA novel heroine? Because it certainly isn’t personality.
Why are YA heroines, particularly post-apocalyptic ones, so…flat? Static?
And also: who actually reads these books? I suspect that Divergent is wildly popular with older young adults and adults, but not so much with actual teens. Is this true of the rest of YA fiction as well?
I wonder. . .