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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Girl v. Boy

I've been pondering this topic for a while.

In books, that is.

Might as well put the true confessions part up front. Much of my school library career was spent in all-girls' schools. Not all, but the more recent years. So I probably had it in my head that some books were more likely read by young women than by the other gender.

But that's so not really true in the real world. Or it shouldn't be.

I was about to blog about the recent Shannon Hale school visit story. And make a few astute comments about why boys read books about girls and that goes both ways.

Then I discovered, quite serendipitously  --Okay, it was a tweet about our names being alphabetically quite close-- the blog of writer Kurtis Scaletta. 
And he said all you need to know about the subject.

Hop on over to his blog and read it.

While you're hopping, check out this list of books with female leads that will certainly appeal to boys.

And if you're still not convinced, this will do it. 
 A flowchart.

(Also from my next-door name fellow author, Kurtis.)

Don't miss it.


Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks for the link and the flow chart too. How fun to see your own book on this list!

Rosi said...

Thanks for this post and for the links. I agree with Kurtis about Princess Academy. Such a rich book. A lot to think about in his post.

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Great stuff, Augusta. Thanks for sharing all the links. I Sooooo agree, and it's very aggravating. Boys love my books, too, which are supposedly *girl* books.

Augusta Scattergood said...

Thanks for adding your comments. Perhaps we need to work on publishers to re-think their cover designs for these so-called girl books?