Question & AnswersCategory: Writingwhat-is-too-much-for-ya
Kingstone Mupedziswa asked 5 years ago

I have a novel, the protagonist is a 35 year old man. A family man of two children. One 13 and one 5. It\’s a high concept crime thriller. It has vilonce. I think young adults would enjoy a story like that. My question is, would you consider a novel like that for YA?

1 Answers
Chelsea Eberly Staff answered 5 years ago

Thanks for your question. The short answer is ‘no’.  A 35-year-old protagonist pushes a novel firmly in to the adult realm.  For Y.A., the protagonist would ideally be around 16 years old.  Some agents might consider someone a bit older.  For me, 16 tends to be the cut off point.