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?
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.